HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEDROOM SAFE
FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA?
Sleep problems are common for people with dementia, so the bedroom should be a welcoming space, fitted out to provide comfort and support independence. Dementia safety products also have an important role to play, for example bed rails to reduce the risk of falls at night, or bed raisers that make it easier to get in and out of bed. Incontinence may also become a problem with dementia, so easy to wash, anti-bacterial protective bedding could prolong mattress life. Ensuring that a person feels at ease in their bed will help them to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
THE BEDROOM SHOULD BE A COMFORTABLE, SAFE PLACE
Safety is a key consideration, so helping people to get in and out of bed easily and reducing the risk of falls are key considerations. People with dementia are also liable to wander, so sensors are available to alert a carer if the person gets out of bed or leaves the room. Check out the advice here.