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The laundry and dementia

The laundry should be as simple and as familiar as possible if you live with someone with dementia. If you need to make changes, you might keep the benches uncluttered or label the cupboards to make it easy to find things.

If the time comes when the person with dementia can no longer use the laundry safely, then you might need to make more changes. You might take away cleaning products and any poisons, store the iron in a locked cupboard and keep the washing machine and drier turned off at the wall. Make sure electrical connections are away from possible contact with water or heating sources.

You can find out more by reading the Alzheimer's Australia help sheet about safety and dementia.

Last reviewed: January 2017

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