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Assess whether the patient requires supervision to remain safe.

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  • Safety issues should be addressed at every evaluation.

  • Families should be advised about the possibility of accidents (e.g., fires while cooking), difficulties coping with household emergencies, and wandering.

  • Family members should also be advised to determine whether the patient is handling finances appropriately and to consider taking over the paying of bills and other responsibilities.

  • At this stage, nearly all patients should not drive, and families should be counseled to undertake measures to prevent patients from driving, as many patients lack insight into the risks.

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