CenterLight Health System has compiled this guide to assist you with providing a safe and comfortable environment for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. Our suggestions on how to safeguard your home are intended to minimize the possibility of accidents that may occur with the progression of the disease. It may be helpful for you to walk through your home with this checklist to determine if you've done all you can to create a safe and comfortable environment for your loved one.
Safety in Your Home
Safety in the Bedroom
Safety in the Bathroom
Safety Outside of the Home
Safety in the Kitchen
Adapting and Familiarizing Surroundings
Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease begins slowly. At first, the only symptom may be mild forgetfulness, which can be confused with age-related memory change. Most people with mild forgetfulness do not have Alzheimer’s disease.
The purpose of the list below is to alert you to early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. If someone has several or most of these symptoms, it does not mean they definitely have the disease. It does mean they should be evaluated by a doctor.
Some of the warning signs are:
Top 10 Songs for Memory
The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function has found that despite losses in cognitive ability, short term memory and changes in behavior, people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia have the ability to recognize music of personal importance, which can lead to responses of increased attention, positive affect and reduced agitation. Research indicates that people tend to remember best the songs that were popular when they were teenagers through their early 20's. Click here to view a few of our suggestions.