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Sink Area

There are several potential problems using the sink area that you need to be aware of. First, some persons with dementia no longer recognize their own image and become frightened when looking into the mirror, thinking a stranger is in…
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Flooding – Sink / Tub

Some people with dementia forget to turn off the faucets when leaving the bathroom or kitchen. If the drain is plugged or has debris, the sink or tub will overflow. An overflowing sink or tub not only causes emotional distress,…
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Bathtub Mats

To reduce the risk of slipping inside the tub, use either nonskid bath mats or bath strips. Nonskid bath mats cover more of the tub floor surface than bath strips. And they’re available in colors, which can be very helpful…
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Bath and Shower Chairs

Bath chairs come in many designs with various features. First and foremost, make sure the chair you buy safely fits into the bathtub, especially if you have a narrow tub. Then you want to look at specific chair features to…
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7 Steps for Better Bathing

Bathing a person with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can be a highly stressful activity for the caregiver. It can also be an emotionally demanding experience for the person with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, who may be…
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Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most inaccessible rooms in the home. Small cramped spaces make caregiving difficult and unsafe, especially for persons in the late stages of dementia. However, making the bathroom wheelchair accessible – with room to maneuver…
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Refrigerator

As the disease progresses, your care receiver may not be able to tell what’s safe to eat and drink. Persons with dementia often have reduced taste and smell, making it difficult for some to detect spoiled food. They may hoard…
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Sink

At some point in the disease progression, the person will be unable to engage in simple household chores. Washing dishes and removing food scraps from the sink – ordinary tasks that we take for granted, will become unmanageable. Consequently, you…
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