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Alzheimer's & Dementia
Kitchen & Dining
Living Room - Any Room
Smart Home
Outdoors - Wandering

Storage - Food Cupboard

Make Items Easy to Find
Group similar items together
Put up signs & pictures
Remove a cupboard door
Put large-lettered labels on items
Use see-through containers
Set out ingredients beforehand
Have good lighting

If You Need to Lock the Cabinets

It's harder for any of us to find items in a cluttered environment, especially if the items are not well marked. So help the person to organize by grouping similar items together – for example, put breakfast foods together. Leave the most used items on the countertop, in see-through containers, labeled in large letters to help alert the person as to their contents. If the person will be alone, set out all ingredients before a meal and leave instructions.

A person with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia may forget to look inside the cupboards or drawers, so put up signs and pictures to help him/her locate objects behind closed doors or drawers. If this doesn't work, remove a cupboard door.

Make sure there is good lighting on the countertops – it helps a person see better and it help directs their attention to the area.

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