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Rebecca

Making Home More Wheelchair Accessible

For centuries people have used wheelchairs to help them get around, and so too will your care receiver in the later stages of dementia. That’s why it’s important to think about various ways to make the person’s home (and yours…

Tables and Fall Safety

Living room tables serve as important surfaces to store items. If there’s tabletop clutter, with items spilling onto the floor, try using a tabletop basket to collect them all. Clutter is a common problem, as people with dementia lose the…

Seating

Helping an adult up from a seated position is one of the most difficult tasks you as a caregiver will face. Difficulties with transferring are usually due to a combination of poor seating design and an individual’s health, memory, and…

Fire Places and Heaters

Sitting by a fireplace with an enclosed glass screen and watching the flames can be relaxing and safe – for both you and the person for whom you care. But fires and burns can occur, as well as carbon monoxide…