Alzheimer's Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

14. How can a caregiver create a safe home environment for someone with Alzheimer's?

Do the following to keep the person with AD safe.

Watch a video for tips on preventing falls at home.

Three factors affect traction:

  1. The type of floor surface. A smooth or waxed floor of tile, linoleum, or wood may be a problem for the person with AD. Think about how you might make the floor less slippery.
  2. Spills. Watch carefully for spills and clean them up right away.
  3. Shoes. Buy shoes and slippers with good traction. Look at the bottom of the shoe to check the type of material and tread.

Add the following to your home if you don't already have them in place.

Lock up or remove the following from your home.

For more information, see Keeping the Person with AD Safe. You can order a print copy of Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease by calling 1-800-222-2225.