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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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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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Motion Sensors

If the person you care for has started to leave home alone or is trying to negotiate the stairs unassisted when it’s no longer safe to do so, or if they should be getting help getting out of bed or…
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