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Does Your Spouse/relative Have Issues Getting Rinsed In The Shower/bath?

Does Your Spouse/relative Have Issues Getting Rinsed In The Shower/bath?

I help hubby to shower - don't have to wash him - as he sometimes can't work the controls. Plus I hand his showergel in to him and take it off him (and put it out of sight) as I discovered he was washing himself up to 3 times, having forgotten he'd done it!! If I don't hide it, he has come out of the shower to get it again!! I tell him he is rinsed but he continually argues, saying he doesn't 'feel' rinsed. It doesn't matter if I make him look at the clear water either, he's not convinced!! Iā€¦ read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I have to undress my father-in-law Mike, turn the shower on for him and have to wash him winkie and all!!! I then dry him put on nappy cream, his nappy and dress him!!! I just pretend its one of my grandchildren when they were young!! That's how I get through it. He doesn't like it one bit, but I am firm, and he has never argued with me! I also have to laugh sometimes!!!!

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I have the opposite issue. My husband can still shower himself, but he forgets to do it and he doesn't like it when I remind him.

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I am so thankful that I do have help with his showers. He does pretty well most of the time. Just don't let any water get near his eyes. Then we have problems. When I don't have help I use large disposable wet cleaning moisturizing towels and washes every part if his body. We sometimes fight about it but have him think we are getting cleaned up o go out. It just depends on his mood and what his reality is at the time. I simple step into his reality. Be Blessed. Again, I am so thankful for the help.

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

we do its a good job we can laugh at some of the things they do xx

posted almost 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Medicare should provide a caregiver twice a week for showers, check with them. And what a great daughter in law you are!

posted over 4 years ago
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