One of the biggest problems I faced as an Alzheimer's caregiver was how to convince my mother she needed to take a shower. The harder I tried to convince her, the worse it became.
By Bob De Marco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Do you have this problem?
Getting a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia to take a bath or shower?
For me this was one of the most difficult and vexing problems I faced. To be honest, it was driving me crazy at times.
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Big tip. Once you break the bad pattern, and replace it with a new pattern, you are home free and on to the solving the next problem.
4. Be a GuideThe effort to explain, cajole, or convince a person who is deeply forgetful is often met with frustration on the part of the Alzheimer's caregiver; and, complete and total recalcitrance and refusal on the part of the person living with dementia.
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder and Editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized influencer, speaker, and expert in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 5,000 articles. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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