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Dementia Transfer Lifts

A lift can reduce your risks of injury when transferring a person who is totally dependent and cannot help you with the transfer. And a lift can be indispensable in helping your care receiver up from the floor if the…
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Utensils

The right utensils can increase a person’s ability to feed himself or herself, or simply make your job easier when assisting. We tested several utensils and one key difference in comfort is the handle’s design. Some utensils we tried had…
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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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About Dementia

It can be difficult at times being a caregiver to a person with dementia. Without help from those who’ve been there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. As the disease progresses, the person loses skills and abilities that were once natural,…
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