If you care for someone living with dementia, it's important to think about utilities such as heating, cooling, lighting, electricity and gas. Are they safe? And are they easy to use?
If the person with dementia lives alone, then the type of heating or cooling system they use can be a safety issue.
It’s important to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home because a person with dementia might not be able to judge the temperature themselves, or remember how to adjust their clothes if they are too hot or too cold.
You may need to put signs on taps to show which is hot and which is cold. Or you may need to install sensor lights or lights with built-in timers if they wander at night.
You can find out more by reading the Alzheimer's Australia help sheet about safety in and around the home.
Last reviewed: November 2016