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Can somebody please explain the dangers of living with someone with short-term memory loss?
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In brief: Risk factors
The afflicted person can forget to turn off the stove or oven, and, if a smoker, could be careless with fire.
Folks with dementia have burned down their houses. Driving becomes very dangerous. Important to be proactive, and look toward preventative approaches.

In brief: Risk factors
The afflicted person can forget to turn off the stove or oven, and, if a smoker, could be careless with fire.
Folks with dementia have burned down their houses. Driving becomes very dangerous. Important to be proactive, and look toward preventative approaches.
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