Safe at Home

Caring for someone with dementia can be hard. There are physical, emotional, financial, and lifestyle changes to face. An estimated 33-60% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have a firearm in the home, and 38% of their caregivers identify firearms as an issue to address. Discussing firearm safety in the home can be difficult but having a plan in place can promote safety and help minimize caregiver stress.

In collaboration with caregivers, dementia organizations, firearm organizations, and other experts, a team at the University of Colorado is studying the effectiveness of an online educational resource. This free online resource is part of a study that aims to help caregivers of people living with dementia clarify values and make decisions about firearms access, driving, or take steps to improve safety at home, and then commit to implementing their preferred option. 

Join the Safe at Home research study to get access to valuable resources for friends or family members of someone with dementia, help research that supports dementia caregivers, and receive up to $180. To learn more and to see if you are eligible to participate, visit https://tinyurl.com/safetyindementia or scan the QR code below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the research team by emailing betzlab@cuanschutz.edu or calling 303-724-4077.

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