When you care for a person with dementia, there are many things to be concerned about, not least of which is their safety. Early in the condition, people with dementia begin to lose safety awareness. Their perception of what’s safe and what’s not in the world around them is altered by the changes to their brain. You may find that they wind up in situations that both surprise and scare you.
How can you help keep a person safe? A great place to start is to be proactive and create a comprehensive dementia safety plan that protects them, their home, and their finances.