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3.11 Dementia makes is harder to manage at home

Strategies to help with life at home.

Dementia can make cleaning, gardening, cooking, and getting dressed harder. For older people with dementia, the difficulties caused by dementia can be made worse by physical problems such as muscle weakness or arthritis.  

You and those who care about you may worry about your safety at home. Falling, leaving the stove on, or forgetting to lock the house could be concerns as well.  

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of an accident. Occupational therapy and home modifications focus on keeping you independent and doing things for yourself.