2018 NADRC: Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia (September 2018) (PDF)

2018 NADRC:
Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias can make it hard to cope with disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergencies. The Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia is written to help people living with dementia, their family members, and their caregivers understand what to expect in the event of a disaster and how to prepare for it. The toolkit is made up of seven tip sheets and checklists for persons living with dementia, their families, and others who interact with them, including friends and neighbors. The sections cover the following topics: Planning for a Disaster, Important Contacts, Emergency Supplies Checklist, My Medical Conditions and Care Needs, Disaster Planning Tips for People Living Alone with Dementia, Planning for after a Disaster, and Tips for Communication and Responding to Dementia Symptoms. An individual is able to fill in the Important Contacts and My Medical Conditions and Care Needs sections by using a computer or printing the form out and writing on it.

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