Guidelines for Home Safety for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, it is especially important to ensure the safety of the room.

So for the patient’s family members, how can we create a safe and comfortable home environment for the family members? Why don’t you take a look at this [guide]?

Entrance hall

  1. Ensure that the gate and porch are clean and tidy, and do not pile up sundries.

  2. Install voice-activated or induction lights to make it safer to see the road clearly.

  3. Ensure that the door lock is safe and convenient to open quickly in case of emergency.

  4. Regularly check the stair walkway and the slope surface at the entrance of the building to ensure the safety handrail is stable;

  5. Put a sign on the door to reduce unnecessary disturbance.


  1. Install children’s safety locks on cabinets or drawers where glasses and ceramic tableware are placed;

  2. Household washing products, matches, knives and scissors must be locked when not in use.

  3. The seasonings in bottles and cans are put in the cabinet and put away, and it is best to lock them.

  4. Install a safety protective cover on the switch of the gas furnace;

  5. Throw away or replace kitchen utensils or electrical appliances that are not convenient, inconvenient and may have potential safety hazards;

  6. Do not decorate with all kinds of fake fruits or vegetables, so as not to treat patients as real.


  1. The height of the bed is based on the standard that the patient can go up and down safely and easily.

  2. You can put a carpet beside the bed, and be careful not to choose those who trip easily.

  3. It is better to install a bedside lamp, or to install a bedroom lamp switch beside the bed, or to install a nightlight.

  4. If necessary, install a wireless monitor;

  5. The road between the bedroom and the toilet, it is best not to put what, install nightlight.


  1. Throw away the small floor mat to prevent tripping.

  2. Lay a floor mat about the same size as the whole bathroom area, and it is best to stick it on the floor to prevent slipping.

  3. Install some handrails on the wall so that they can enter and leave the bathtub safely and conveniently.

  4. Don’t use towel racks instead of safety handrails. They are usually not firm enough and it is not recommended to make up the number.

  5. Install a switch for mixing cold and hot water, because the switch that separates cold and hot water is easy to cause scalds.

  6. The temperature of the water heater is preferably set at about 40 ℃.

  7. Place an anti-skid floor mat under the shower head in the shower room;

  8. If necessary, prepare a small anti-skid bench.

  9. Some handrails or small benches for sitting on the toilet are installed beside the toilet to facilitate patients to squat down and get up.

  10. The bottles and cans for skin care and hair care and cleaning and disinfection in the bathroom should be locked properly.

  11. Gadgets such as electric shavers should be put away and locked when they are used up.


  1. Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm must be installed.

  2. Remember to change the battery of the alarm every few months to ensure its normal operation.

  3. It is best to avoid using electric heaters, electric blankets and other heating equipment at home.

  4. When heating equipment must be used, be sure to stay away from carpets, curtains, wooden furniture or old newspaper piles.

  5. The patch board is usually put away, and it is better to plug in the protective cover when the socket is not in use.

  6. Always check the wires to prevent danger caused by leakage or short circuit.

  7. It is better for all kinds of electrical appliances to be close to the socket, or to stick too long wires to the ground with adhesive tape.

  8. Stick stickers or window grilles on glass doors, windows and glass furniture to prevent patients from being injured.

  9. Sprinkle water on the tile floor and dry it in time to prevent the floor from slipping.

  10. A large piece of paper with 110, 120, 119 and contact information of family members is pasted beside all landlines in the home.