If you’re faced with a disaster like Hurricane Sandy, a tornado, or a major earthquake, what’s the best plan for helping a loved one with Alzheimer’s? Check out these tips from our Alzheimer’s expert Megan Carnarius.
Even for those of us who don’t live in hurricane territory, the devastating effects of recent storm shoulds serve as a valuable reminder: disasters can pose a special set of challenges for caregivers. A clear action plan for helping people with Alzheimer’s can make disaster preparedness easier for both caregivers and their charges.
Of course, it’s always possible that someone may not want to leave their home. In cases when your loved one isn’t responding rationally, be prepared for the possibility that you may have to physically remove them if their safety is at issue.
Have you ever needed to care for a person with Alzheimer’s during an emergency situation? Please add to our list of tips in the comments below.