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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
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The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home

The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home - Mark Warner, Ellen Warner, Mark Warner Very comprehensive and very practical, detail-oriented. Good emphasis on the positive and maintaining what can still be done. Not sure how to introduce more of a sense of reality -- would it helpful or not? I think those cheery photos of people who look pretty well using the transfer seats, lifts, bathtub seats, etc. are not the way it always goes in the homes. But it is a very comprehensive and practical guide. Some resources: www.enasco.com for many senior activities, simple puzzles, etc. Prefabricated ramps, especially for single steps. "Often old people find it easier to walk up a slight incline than to risk a single step that requires them to lift their foot, place it down (finding firm footing again), transfer their weight, and then re-establish their balance. For a person with Alzheimer's disease a single step can be a complicated set of maneuvers.... Ramps need not be a major investment. A single step or a few steps can be easily, inexpensively, and temporarily replaced with a prefabricated ramp. .. They can be either steel or aluminum, with or without railings. Most come with slip-resistant finishes and are very convenient. Sources: AccessAbility, Access to Recreation, AliMed, American Health Care Supply, Care Catalogue Svces., Easy Street, Enrichments, Facilis, Ltd., Guardian Products, Handi-Ramp, HIG's, HomeCare Products Inc., J.H. Industries, Lumex, McKesson, Portable Entry Systems, Prairie View Industries, Rampit, Sammons Preston, Sears Home HealthCare Catalog, St. Louis Medical Supply. p.343Sun shields for windows: American Health Care Supply. Sheer curtains or sun screens can soften the look and feel of too much sun, yet still admit gently filtered light. p.350Sip-resistant safety stair treads. American Health Care Supply, Consolidated Plastics, Mercer, Musson, R.C.S Rubber Co., Reese. Provide a tactile strip (perhaps some adhesive-backed felt) at each end of the railing to alert the traveler that he has reached the top or bottom. The stair railings should extend no less than 12" beyond the top and bottom steps. Provide full slip-resistant treads on the first and last steps to alert the traveler when he reaches the top and bottom. Install slip-resistant strips on all intermediate steps. p.380Child-proof table and counter edge cushions: KidKushions, Perfectly Safe, Safety 1st, or baby supply stores. Grab bars should 1.25 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Smaller, weaker hands may have an easier time grasping the smaller diameter bar. The gap between the grab bar and the wall should be exactly 1.5" -- no more, no less. If the grab bar is any further from the wall, your family member's arm may slip through the gap and get caught between the grab bar and the wall. If she then falls, her arm could be broken or shoulder dislocated. If the grab bar is any closer to the wall, it may be difficult for her to get her hand around the bar to properly grasp it, or her fingers could get pinches.