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 someone 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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Locating devices

Most people with dementia wander at some point during the progression of the disease. Changes in the brain can cause confusion even in familiar places. At the same time, people with dementia should have the opportunity to move about as freely and independently as possible. The balance between independence and safety is delicate.

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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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I'm caring for a person living with dementia

Understanding dementia and its progression is vital to ensure that both you and the person with dementia can live as well as possible. We have the resources to support you and your care of the person living with dementia.

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