Feb 19, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Smoking has been identified as a risk factor linked to dementia.
The biggest need for people with dementia is safety. So concerns of her smoking without oversight is a big concern. Speaking with her physician about implementing a smoking cessation program (such as a patch) for her and tailored to her dementia would be a good idea. Or if she is not able to purchase cigarettes herself, then only allow her to smoke when someone is with her, otherwise make sure she does not have access to cigarettes.
Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 PM