Caregivers come in many different packages. We may be caring for children with developmental disabilities, young adults with traumatic brain injuries, aging parents with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. There are no two identical caregiving scenarios but there are some great universal tips and information for specific special needs. Today, we will take a look at Alzheimer’s Disease and a wonderful resource for those seeking more support.
The National Institute on Aging and their Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center recently shared the following helpful information:
People with Alzheimer’s disease may not see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste things as they used to. Make life safer around the house by:
Checking foods in the refrigerator often. Throw out anything that has gone bad.
Put away or lock up things like toothpaste, lotions, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, soap, or perfume. They may look and smell like food to a person with Alzheimer’s.
If the person wears a hearing aid, check the batteries and settings often.