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The bathroom

The bathroom is a personal space we can’t live without. Thankfully, with just a few small adjustments, you can make this room easier to use every day.

Safety

• Use non-slip rugs or use double-sided tape to secure mats 
• Install safety handrails in your shower and near your toilet
• Use an electric razor to prevent cuts
• Install an automatic night light to help you find your way

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Contrast and colour

• Define the edges of your bath with high-contrast tape
• Use bright, high contrast bath mats, towels, soap dispensers and even toilet seats
• Use a brightly coloured sponge when filling up the bath or sink to help you gauge the water level

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Organisation

• Use a shower caddy to keep your most-used items together
• Use different shaped bottles to help differentiate things like your shampoo and conditioner

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Lighting

• Add additional lighting above your bath and shower, even battery-powered lamps can work
• Use a lighted magnification mirror to help with applying makeup or shaving

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Low-vision tools

• Use a toilet seat frame with arms along either side
• Buy an audible bathroom scale that speaks to you

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Find out more

For more information and resources on AMD,
you can visit:
 

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd are working together on the common goal to raise awareness of age-related macular degeneration in the community and to provide support for the patients and their caregivers. See What’s Next is a disease information website developed by Novartis. By supporting this initiative, the MDFA is not endorsing any specific treatment or therapy.


AMD: age-related macular degeneration.

References: 1. Optometry Australia. 2019 Clinical Practice Guide for the diagnosis, treatment and management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. 2. Macular Disease Foundation Australia. The Journey to See: A Model for Success.