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Emergency & Disaster Preparedness and Information
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Disaster Relief

Disaster situations, such as a hurricane, tornado, heat wave, blizzard or forest fire, can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals with dementia. The key to staying safe in a disaster or emergency is to have a plan ready to go.

Dramatic weather events create additional stress for those living with Alzheimer's and poses a greater burden on their caregivers. The following tips may help before and during extreme weather situations:

  • Make an emergency plan (click HERE for a fillable form)
  • Find out residential facility disaster plans
  • Take specific needs into account
  • Identify those who will help you
  • Learn how to get prescriptions and care
  • Consider enrolling the person in a safety program
  • Make sure medical records and important documents are

For more information on Alzheimer's and planning ahead, click HERE.

For more resources on disaster and emergency preparedness plans in Alabama and the Florida panhandle, please click on the following links:

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During a disaster:
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Guides & Evacuation

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Disaster Preparedness Page: Contains Evacuee Information and Hurricane Guides in both English and Spanish.

Advance Preparations Disasters, such as a hurricane or fire, have significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals with dementia. We all hope that we never experience a disaster but it is important to be prepared just in case.

 


 

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