Maintaining a safe, dementia-friendly environment

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."

Getting home safely

MedicAlert®Safely Home ®

The MedicAlert® Safely Home® program helps people with dementia find their way back home.

Locating devices

Locating devices

People with dementia can wander. Learn more about locating devices.

Being safe at home

Safety in the home

Maintaining a safe environment is in everyone’s best interests.

Using restraints


The preferred choice is no restraints. Learn more about your options.

Disaster preparation

Emergencies happen when we least expect them, so it's best to be prepared.

Elder abuse

People with dementia are vulnerable to abuse. Learn how to deal with elder abuse.

Last Updated: 08/26/2018