While we are happy to see the sun shining in this warmer weather, it also might be a time for folks with dementia to wander away. To keep seniors safe;
- install an additional lock on the door that is above eye level
- place a large sign saying “DO NOT ENTER” on the inside of door. Many people with dementia won’t open a door with this type of instruction.
- Hide the car keys. These can be a visual reminder to head out for a Sunday drive Spend time enjoying the outdoors with t
Why are daily routines and schedules important for someone with Dementia? Because the person is losing control over their cognitive and physical abilities along with their independence. Think about that for a minute. This means their lives are full of more unknowns. Fear of the unknown can increase anxiety and agitation. Providing a daily routine that is person centered will help minimize the stress and fear of your loved one. #DementiaTipThursday