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Household Cleansers Pose Dangers to Those With Dementia

Caretakers Warned of a Growing Problem

Vital Information:

  • Elderly family members with dementia have been known to swallow harmful household products, particularly those that are fragrant and attractively packaged, like pine cleaners.
  • Doctors say that fatalities are rare, but the risks merit attention.
  • Organizations like the Alzheimer's Association provide information on how prevent many different types of accidents in the home.

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