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Making homes safer: environmental adaptations for people with dementia

Alzheimer's Care Quarterly

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

Abstract:

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

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