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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.