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Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease may wander or forget how to use household appliances such as a stove, making home a more dangerous place.

The Alzheimer's Association discusses how to make home safer:

Install Dutch doors or folding doors to limit access to areas such as the kitchen. Post a list of emergency contacts, including phone numbers of local hospital, police and fire departments, and the poison-control hotline. Inspect devices such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers to make sure they are working properly. Remove any firearms from the home, and keep medications out of the person's reach. Reduce tripping hazards by providing plenty of lighting and picking up clutter. Set the water heater temperature lower to avoid burns.

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