(Creating Dementia Solutions 30) Assuring Safety at Home

Falling is a concern for anyone who is aging and potentially dealing with a loss of balance. This includes folks who might be living with dementia.

In the ongoing series of episodes focused on educating the caregiver, Creating Dementia Solutions explores the idea of making conditions safe at home.

Miles for Memories volunteer Jodi Piper, Community Programs Coodinator with Carewell Services Southwest, talks about why falls become a greater risk. As well, she discusses some solutions to help mitigate falls and improve balance.

Episode Resources
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes
Carewell Services SW website


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.