Ensuring safety and security

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Dementia can affect a person’s physical abilities and mental acuity. Learn more about protecting yourself or a family member who has dementia.

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Disaster and emergency preparation

Emergencies happen when we least expect them, so it’s best to be prepared. Here are some ideas to help you prepare so that if a person with dementia is involved in an emergency, you can quickly respond.

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Disaster and emergency preparation

Elder abuse

People living with dementia are vulnerable to abuse by people who are close to them, either in residential or home settings. They are also vulnerable to being taken advantage of by strangers because of their cognitive problems.

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Tracking devices

People living with dementia have the right to move about as freely and independently as possible. But, changes in the brain can affect a person’s ability to find their way. Six in ten people who live with dementia are at risk of getting lost. Here are some tips on achieving independence and safety.

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Making your environment safe

The home is an important place for everyone. For the person with dementia, a familiar environment can help her connect with the past and maintain a sense of who she is. However, some practical changes may need to be made to keep the home "dementia-friendly".

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Online safety

Seniors are one of the fastest growing demographics of Internet users in the world. When someone has been diagnosed with dementia, it is vital to help them keep their online identity safe. It is always important to stay informed and know the threats to their security.

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