As our parents age, we often take on the role of caregiver, and the management of this can happen from afar. From a distance, we can take measures to help our parents remain safe, but the first step is to physically visit our parents to identify things that we can change.
Are you visiting your aging parents for the holidays and are wondering what signs to look for if you are worried about dementia? Take this time to make sure they are ok and get help if needed.
If your parent is taking much longer than usual to run errands or go grocery shopping, they may be getting lost in familiar places, or having other issues with driving.
Danger zones are areas of a home where specific safety risks exist. By moving tangible hazards to areas inaccessible to the one you are caring for, you create specific and controlled danger zones.
Dementia alters how a person responds to their environment, and symptoms can come on suddenly or gradually, so It is essential to plan for complete safety in the home environment regardless of the level of independence.
Caring for a loved one with dementia and bringing them into your house may require modifications. Here is some help.