In light of hurricane season and the upcoming winter, we would like to provide you with some planning resources to help you if you are caring for someone or know someone who could use some extra support. And always know, that our confidential 1 800 272 3900 helpline is available to you 24/7. 

Thank you, 
The Alzheimer's Association

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Disaster situations, such as a hurricane, tornado or forest fire, can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals with dementia.

Plan ahead

If an individual lives in a residential facility, learn about its disaster/evacuation plans. Find out who is responsible for evacuating the person in the event of an emergency.

 

Prepare an emergency kit

Being prepared in case of an emergency is crucial. Put together an emergency kit in a watertight container, and store it in an easily accessible location.

Help Is Available

The American Red Cross website offers information about preparing for an emergency and where to find shelter and supplies in a disaster.

The National Hurricane Center provides hurricane alerts and tips to prepare for a hurricane.

Ready.gov has information about what to do before, during and after a disaster.

Read more: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-disaster-preparedness.asp#ixzz4J7LGrXAB

 

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