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Making homes safer: environmental adaptations for people with dementia

Alzheimer's Care Quarterly

Author: Gitlin, L. N., Corcoran, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


Evaluating the safety of the home environment is an important component of clinical care for persons with dementia. This article discusses safety concerns for persons with dementia living at home or with family members, specific modifications to the physical environment to address these issues, and guiding principles for implementing environmental changes. A wide range of environmental strategies can be introduced to maximise home safety. Different adaptations may need to be implemented with progressive memory loss thus necessitating periodic evaluation.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 2000
Pages: 50-58
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: cognitive, modification, safety, carer
Reads: 304