INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS: IT’S THE LAW!
Smoke alarms are available with many different features that enhance their effectiveness. Alarms with a “hush” or “pause” feature are highly recommended as they permit the alarm to be temporarily silenced if it is activated accidentally. The alarm will automatically re-set itself after a few minutes. Smoke alarms are also available with long-life lithium batteries that last up to 10 years. For more information on smoke alarm installation, maintenance or features, contact your local fire department.
If appropriate, it is a good idea to inform neighbours that someone with Alzheimer Disease is living next door and that in case of emergency they should call 9-1-1. Develop a ‘buddy system’ with your neighbours to assist in case of emergency or when you are away from the home.