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Dad has recently been barricading the front door, and the door to his bedroom. My Mom, who has end stage Alzheimer's is in that room. We have a live-in aid. I fear for their safety since it takes longer to get out of the house, if necessary. Is there something that can be done? Dad is unreasonable. All that he will do is shout. He has dementia too.

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I have the same problem. I have told my father to stop barricading his apartment (in my house) with a chair numerous times but he will not stop. He is 95 and probably has dementia although my mother who lives there also is worse off. Fortunately the chair is easily removed with a push or kick. I agree that the best solution is mechanical- change the door or the chairs somehow. Good luck!
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I'm sure it is so mentally and physically exhausting watching your dad drag the chairs around the house and I'll bet you're the one who has to put them back. If your dad isn't rational (and he probably isn't since he has dementia?) then there's no reasoning with him.

Maybe try zip ties? Zip tie the legs of the chairs either to eachother or to the table. A place like Home Depot or Lowes have zip ties in different lengths or if you need really long ones, zip tie the ties to make a longer tie and then tie that to another chair or the table.

Good luck, Parruska
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No, I do not. Burglars, or my Mom wandering. She is completely bedridden. She never did wander. He has a cat whom he is compulsive about. He will look at it all day ong - as he doesn't want it out of his sight. It is tiring just watching him move about.
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I agree this is a safety hazard. You could change the hinges on the bedroom door so that the door opens outward instead of into the room. He could still place items in front of the door on the room side but that would not prevent the door from being opened. I don't have a suggestion for the front door. Any clue as to what he is afraid of or trying to prevent?
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fix them to the ground
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