You might need to remove some clutter and rearrange furniture to create walkways. You might also need to cover sharp edges and stick down loose floor coverings and rugs.
Low coffee tables and other protruding furniture are easy to trip over and may need to be removed. You might also need to lock some cupboards and drawers and put covers on the power points.
However, the living room is a good place to show photos and ornaments that may trigger happy memories and reinforce the person’s sense of identity.
You can find out more by reading the Alzheimer's Australia help sheet about safety and dementia.
Last reviewed: November 2016