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June 14, 2013 

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This bedroom was designed to provide ample room for a walker, wheelchair or commode chair alongside the bed. Lamps are deliberately small so the homeowner, who has dementia and Parkinson's disease, is less likely to be tempted grab them for support.

JLEONARD@NEWSOBSERVER.COM — JULI LEONARD

As baby boomers age, many are retooling their homes to help them cope with health and mobility problems. On June 22, we begin a two-part series, “Designing for Disabilities.”

In Part One, learn about small decor changes that can make an existing home more accessible. In Part Two, meet a Raleigh couple who built a full-scale addition to help them live with the infirmities of age, illness or injury.

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