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Lighting

Good Lighting
Easier to see food and appliance controls
Reduces dark areas (may cause hallucinations)
Improves mood

Boost lighting, but not glare!
Cover bulbs
Use window coverings
Cover shiny table with tablecloth

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Narration
Good kitchen lighting can really help the person see and function better. It makes it easier for the person to see the food he or she is preparing and eating,and the on-and-off appliance controls.

Good lighting can also reduce dark or shadowy areas, which can cause hallucinations for those with dementia. In addition, it may also make the room cheerier and enhance the person's mood.

But aging eyes are extremely sensitive to glare. Glaring light from windows and bulbs can trigger agitation so make sure to:
  • cover all bulbs with shades

  • use window treatments, such as blinds or drapes, to filter out the sun or harsh light

  • and use a tablecloth to cover the table if it has a shiny finish.
Remember, small changes can make a big difference!

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