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Alzheimer's & Dementia
Kitchen & Dining
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Stove Safety: Introduction

Balance Safety & Risk
Observe person cooking
Increase reminders
Use safer products
Enhance fire protection

Did You Know?
Unattended cooking is the leading cause of household fire.

See also: Warning signs of unsafe cooking

Finding the right balance between safety and risk is a challenge caregivers of people with dementia continually face, especially when it comes to cooking. It's important to observe if the person can still cook safely. Those in the early stages of dementia may be able to use the stove independently with reminders and safer cooking products. On the other hand, if you notice increased forgetfulness, you'll need to use automatic fire protection strategies and possibly limit access to cooking only when you're in the kitchen. In this section, we'll give you some simple tips on how to maximize cooking safety, including using safer household products and the latest technologies.

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