My mum cares for my nan who has vascular dementia. I think she is amazing to have kept my nan in her own home when nan really is quite advanced now, needing a lot of personal care. I have just taken my mum abroad for a week's respite and we have been called home as my nan is malnourished, dehydrated and has had a fall probably due to a severe water infection and has been admitted to hospital. I am angry at the carer who we trusted but that's another issue. We desperately want to keep my nan in her own home rather than have her so into care, so what suggestions do people have for making things easier and safer and for preventing these awful water infections that affect her so much? Also nan becomes fixated on turning the heat up high or turning it completely off when it's needed. Does anyone know of a device that would set the temperature for us and prevent her being able to change it?