Individuals dealing with dementia need special equipment to carry on with their lives. These devices help the person as well as their caregivers live as comfortable as possible. Here is a list of devices used to aid patients experiencing dementia:
1. Security System: Your home should have the latest security system to keep your loved one safe. Smart home devices that come equipped with alarms, notifications, and messaging systems to healthcare professionals, loved ones (emergency contacts) and 911 should be installed.
2. Motion Sensor Lights: These lights should be placed in all rooms of the house especially in hallways, living rooms, the kitchen, and bathrooms. If your loved one likes to walk around in the front/back yard motion sensor lights should be placed there as well.
3. Memory Phone and Clocks: Memory phones have only the numbers of essential contacts along with their names and their picture. Clocks should have big font and read out the time every hour.
4. Tracking Device: Your loved one should wear a tracking device that come in the form of a bracelet or a watch so that you can keep a tab on where they are. If they accidently wander outside of the house, you will be able to track them from your device.
5. Eat Well Dining Set: People dealing with dementia can get confused or frustrated due to the intricate designs on modern cutlery. Eat well dining sets come in simple colors and curved handles for easy use. Bowls and plates should be large to avoid spills. Individuals dealing with dementia should always eat with a tray as food can spill.
6. Motion Accessories:
Walkers with extra grip and a strong base
Wheelchairs with padding
7. Bathroom Necessities: Your loved one’s bathroom should be equipped with the following accessories:
Bath Transfer Bench/Bath and Shower Seat
Curve Grab Bar
Non-Skid Mats and Slippers
Toilet Seat elevator
Check with your loved one’s healthcare providers before purchasing any of the above mentioned products.