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HOME SAFETY
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Bathroom
Bedroom
Kitchen & Dining
Living Room - Any Room
Smart Home
Stairs
Outdoors - Wandering

Handheld Shower Head

Benefits
Reduces agitation
Can direct water away from face

Features to Look For
Gentle spray
On/off switch
Long hose (7-foot)
Anti-scald

TIP



Narration:
Persons with dementia tend to be hypersensitive to flowing water from a wall-mounted showerhead. A strong spray of water onto the scalp or into the eyes and ears is one of the main causes of agitation when showering.

A handheld showerhead allows the person or the caregiver to direct the water away from the sensitive facial area.

Look for these important features: A soft, gentle spray, an on/off switch, a long 7 foot hose, and anti scald control.


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