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Tips- Early Stage

5 Tips for Labeling Stuff

*** Labeling drawers and cabinets can help people with Alzheimer’s disease remember where items are located.  Successful implementation is dependent on several factors: 1.  Introduce labels in the early stage, while language is still useful and while habits can still ...

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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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I’m Not That Dirty

One of the biggest challenges during the early stages of dementia, when personality changes and denial are contributing factors, is the topic of bathing. One of the most frequent issues is a lack of self-initiated routine bathing, and a resistance ...

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Urinary Incontinence

*** The topic of urinary incontinence is a broad subject, the scope of which I cannot fully address here.  In the presence of early stage Alzheimer’s, however, it can be a delicate and emotional issue. Most older adults don’t look ...

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Outfit Selection

*** Many people in the early to middle stages of dementia have difficulty selecting outfits that are appropriate for season, occasion, or aesthetics.   Here are a few tips: 1.  Try grouping items together by outfits- put the shirt, pants, ...

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