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Stair Safety

At some point in the disease, the person will have difficulty climbing stairs. This may be due to age-related mobility problems, such as arthritis, or age-related low vision problems, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. The person may also have…
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Better Mealtimes

Mealtime can be a pleasant activity, but without the right food and the right dining setup, the person you care for will have difficulties eating. In this section, you’ll learn about common problems, and how simple changes can make a…
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Recliner Chair Beds

If the chair is used as a bed, it’s best to get one that reclines to a horizontal position. Most recliner chairs only partially recline, making it hard for the body to maintain a healthy sleeping position. The person could…
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Handheld Shower Head

Persons with dementia tend to be hypersensitive to flowing water from a wall-mounted showerhead. A strong spray of water onto the scalp or into the eyes and ears is one of the main causes of agitation when showering. A handheld…
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Medication Management

Remembering which meds to take, the right dosage, and at what times of the day can be difficult for anyone – and a daunting or impossible task for a person with dementia. Without a medication system in place, things can…
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Scald Safety & Anti-Scald Valves

People with dementia are at an increased risk for hot water burns. They may confuse the hot and cold water handles, and they may forget how to blend the hot and cold water to a safe temperature. Or there simply…
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Toilet – Common Problems & Solutions

Many persons with dementia have difficulty using the toilet properly. If the person is in the beginning or middle stages of the disease, there are several things you can try that have helped other caregivers in your situation. Place your…
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Telephone

If the person lives alone or spends time alone, make sure he/she has a telephone in the main rooms in which he/she spends time. Not only does it provide opportunities for socialization, but it lets you check in on the…
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Shower Curtain

A clear, see-through curtain allows light to pass through, brightening up the bathing area. It also allows the person to see who’s outside the shower area, a helpful feature if the person may be frightened when they hear noises but…
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