Confounding Door Lock – Seniors
This ingenious, strong Alzheimer’s door lock requires no key and does not look like a lock. It opens by pulling and rotating the door-jamming “blocker” out of the way of an in-swinging door. Caregivers can unlock the confounding door lock easily, but persons with dementia (who does not know the trick) can try for hours with no success.
This Alzheimer’s safety device works on doors that swing inward only. It’s easy to install for any handy person, requiring only three screws (provided). It can be installed on wood or a metal frame and requires a drill and a screw driver. (not provided)
Not recommended for use on exit doors – for safety reasons. Lock access only from inside.
Recommendation: When using this lock to deny access for people with dementia, locate the Confounding Door Lock either exceptionally high or exceptionally low – where one would not expect to find a lock. The combination of an unusual appearance and unusual location will aid in disguising the device.
This very clever senior security device does not look like a lock or operate like a lock, but it does prevent the door from opening. And for persons in the middle and later stages of dementia, unable or unaware of the “trick” to open the lock, it provides an effective (but not guaranteed) means of hindering or delaying them from opening the door.