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Hi Kate,

I intentionally unpublished the idea because I came to realize that I don't have the time to invest in properly carrying it out should it be selected to go further. Maybe I should have handled it a different way! I don't know, what do you suggest?

Jeremy

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jeremy commented on Interview with an 87 year old woman that lives alone

Rodney Lobo I hadn't considered the point about medication either! I can give you a bit more information about her use of a walker. She does not use it in her home, but when she is going somewhere in town or generally anywhere out of her house. She uses the 'basic' type with a metal frame and tennis balls on the legs. The other kind with wheels, brakes, and a seat is too bulky and heavy for her. The walker provides the necessary amount of support for the varied and unpredictable conditions when she ventures out of the house.

3 points of contact. She described it as the technique she uses to give her optimal support when moving around her house. The points of contact are:
1. Her feet on the floor
2. One hand using the cane
3. Her other hand holding on to whatever piece of furniture is closest and able to be held on to

Does that help?
Jeremy