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Grab Bars… Yes You Need Them

The bathroom is the one room in the house where most falls occur.  Regardless of the stage of dementia, strategic placement of grab bars can significantly reduce the risk of falls for all people. People with compromised balance, cognition, vision, ...

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Turning: Taking the Long Way Around

*** Did you ever notice that when someone in the early or middle stages of dementia approaches a chair, they sometimes turn “the long way around” before sitting? Imagine approaching a chair on your left side.  Since your left hip ...

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Dressing Successes in the Later Stages

*** When you look at the big picture in Alzheimer’s disease, and visualize the steady decline of every functional ability, sometimes you need to appreciate the smaller successes. I need to remind caregivers about this all the time.  What they ...

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