Do you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s and you find that you need a keep a close eye on them?
Many people suffering from this disease tend to wander and often do not remember where they are going, which can be very dangerous. To prevent this from happening and to keep your close family member or friend safe, here are some tips:
• Install locks on doors. When the individual is home, keep doors locked at all times and make sure friends and family know this when visiting. Additionally, you could go so far as to install alarms on the doors so you know when any door is opening or closing.
• Install locks on the windows. Windows can be hazardous to the individual suffering from Alzheimer’s because they may try and climb out of it. If the window is on the upper level of your house and they try to climb out, this could result is severe bodily injury or even death.
• A safe return bracelet and emergency ID card. If your loved one happens to escape, having a bracelet with GPS will help you locate where he/she wandered to in a short period of time. In addition to GPS, making sure the individual has an emergency ID will help anyone else identify him/her and get them home safely.
• Never leave loved one in the car alone. Whether it is quickly running into the grocery store, or going into school to get your child, it is never a good idea to leave your loved one with Alzheimer’s alone. Even if you lock the door, there is still a chance that they could get out and create a stressful situation.