| | I continue "child' proofing my house.
What I have done so far;
1. I don't leave cleaning solutions on the kitchen counter, ever since my dh, who seems to have vascular dementia, got up late at night, poured some in a cup and took a big swig.
2. He is diabetic and kept getting up all night long and snacking (if that is what you can call eating half of a sugar free pie in one sitting), in spite of eating way too much repeatedly all day long. So I finally started covering stuff in the fridge that he likes to snack on with dish towels. Out of sight, out of mind; he doesn't even remember what was in that same fridge earlier in the day. It is working so well that I have been able to cut back on his insulin dosage. It has also totally eliminated his constant snacking during the day as well. Why didin't I think of that sooner????
3. I also hid the cereal bowls b/c he was raiding the fridge late at night, pouring milk into a bowl and drinking the milk out of the bowl using a spoon; the problem w that is that he was leaving the milk out and also was dribbling milk across the floor on his way to the table w the bowl. (Now that the milk is covered with a dish towel, I may be able to bring the bowls back out.)
4. Today it occured to me that I also need to put all the breakable glasses out of sight, because even though I stage ice water everywhere his sits around the house, he isn't conscious of that and totters around holding a glass of ice water. I had visions of him dropping a glass and stepping on a shard of glass; for a diabetic on a blood thinner, that would definately NOT be good.
Fortunately, he does not attempt to leave the house, and only wears a path between three rooms in the house. Oh yes; from now on if he wants pop, I need to pour it for him. The other day he tried to pour the ice and pop into the small hole in the top of the can. There was a small amount left in the can, and he was obviouisly confused as to how to get it into the glass.
There is a definate learning curve for me here...