1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,566
    Female
    Scotland
    I'm pretty sure this has come up before but can't find the thread. John is now fiddling with our thermostat on the shower and in danger of scalding himself. Is there a lock you can put over the temperature gauge?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,310
    Male
    North Manchester
    #2 nitram, Jan 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
    There is usually an adjustable max setting, you can't turn it up any higher, read instructions, if lost post make and model.

    EDIT

    Alternatively you could control the temperature of the hot supply to the shower by using http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermostati...8449&sr=1-7&keywords=thermostatic+mixer+valve
    or similar.

    For reference HSE say
    50[SUP]0[/SUP]C severe scalding
    43[SUP]0[/SUP]C recommended maximum shower temperature
    60[SUP]0[/SUP]C recommended min temperature to kill salmonella, so keep run after mixer valve short.
     
  3. Bod

    Bod Registered User

    Aug 30, 2013
    1,111
    The answer may be to have a plumber fit an in-line thermostatic valve somewhere in the pipe work. This would control the maximum hot water temperature before reaching the shower.
    Otherwise turn down the hot water, at the boiler/hot water tank, this would affect the whole house though.

    Bod
     

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