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They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

-Jodi Picoult

Home Safety Checklists for National Safety Month

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia in your home or trying to keep someone with early dementia safe in their own home as long as possible?  Eliminating potential safety risks can be a daunting task for caregivers.

In honor of June being both National Safety Month and Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, here are some links to helpful safety checklists for those living at home with dementia:

 

National Institute on Aging – Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/home-safety-people-alzheimers-disease/home-safety-room-room

 

AARP – Home Safety Checklists

http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/make-your-home-a-safe-home.html

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Home Safety Checklist

http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/checklist_pr.html