The Parkinson’s Foundation published a great article with tips on how to set up bathrooms for a person with mobility problems. Since Lewy Body Dementia typically has so many challenging Parkinsonism motion issues and limitations, the tips and techniques are all very pertinent.

Safety features like bath seats, grab bars, and lighting are covered. Get pointers on bathing, grooming, toileting and incontinence as well.

Consider the suggestions when planning for the future (and the present).

Don’t forget about the door! Too often, they open inwards. This means that if someone falls in the bathroom, you won’t be able to get inside without battering them with the door. A pocket door, or changing the direction of the hinges can work. Another option is to remove the trim on the door frame. That way, in an emergency you could pry it open without too much trouble.

Have a look at the two brief, clear videos below for good tips from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Strength to all!
Timothy Hudson

Setting up a bathroom for use with Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *