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Stove Off-Limits

Whenever possible, it’s better to use safety products that allow independent or supervised use of kitchen appliances. However, at times you will need to make the stove off-limits. If the person is leaving food unattended on the stove or storing…
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Stove Safety: Everything You Should Know

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…
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Bed – Mattresses & Bed Height

A mattress at the appropriate degree of firmness will be comfortable for the person to sleep on. It will also help the individual to easily push off from when getting out of bed. Consider a medium-firm mattress – a mattress…
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Helping a Person with Dementia Transfer

Helping a person get in and out of a bed or chair is one of the most difficult tasks a caregiver faces. The best transfer technique depends upon the care receiver’s abilities, your abilities, and the living environment. Here are…
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Automated Telephone Reminder Services, Monthly Fee

Several companies offer telephone reminder calls that allow you to record, in your own voice, customized medication and safety reminder messages on the days and at the times you specify. For example, a message might be, “Mom, it’s time to…
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Finding the Person

Six out of ten people will wander, and often the person will not remember their name or home address or be able to communicate, so it’s vital that they carry some form of identification. You can read more about wandering…
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Wandering – What You Need to Know

Wandering and getting lost are serious problems for people with dementia, especially since it happens so unpredictably. A person can wander off unexpectedly – even when you think they’re safe – and then can’t remember the way back home. Or,…
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Grab Bars

Grab bars may be installed in various locations, depending on the bathroom space and the person’s needs. If the person is able to step into the tub or shower from a standing position, we recommend a grab bar at the…
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Smart Home Tour

Throughout ThisCaringHome, you can learn about various individual smart devices that can increase the person’s safety. Some devices require a caregiver to be living in the household. For example, fall monitors for the bed or chair can help reduce falls…
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Incontinence – Absorbant Products

At some point, you’ll be dealing with incontinent issues in the bedroom, and we know how difficult this can be. But there‘s a lot you can do to help the person and the bed stay dry and ease your caregiving…
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