Care recipient (cr) isn’t able to smell very well or doesn’t understand smelling smoke may indicate the danger of a house fire

Try: Install smoke detectors and check them frequently cr may not smell smoke or may not associate it with danger keep refrigerators clear of spoiled foods

Materials: Smoke detectors

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: As a precaution should he or she become lost keep extra photos on hand

References: home safety for people with alzheimer alzheimer’s disease by u s department of health and human services 2010 available at

Keywords: Smell smoke fire home safety danger

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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