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Get In & Out of Cars with Dementia


Getting in and out of a car’s passenger seat may not be simple, once dementia sets in. The simple task of sitting down and standing up requires special technique. See Teepa Snow restore sanity and simplicity to this important daily activity.


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September 30, 2018 8:54 pm

My deceased mother had no issue getting in/out of vehicle, but when the car stopped for any reason (red light, stop sign, turning cars), she thought it was time to get out of vehicle. It is important that the dementia patient’s door be locked. Mom successfully opened it on one occasion when the driver forget to lock her door!

August 25, 2019 10:44 am

Thank you, guess it will be easier to apply this for my father now hopefully.

November 10, 2020 1:58 am

how about when there is resistance? my dad's legs work fine. most times he needs to be coaxed to get out the car. otherwise it seems he will stay in the car, on the driveway, for hours.

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