SHOWERS versus BATHS?
Regarding how people with advanced Alz "cannot see water" and so often do not like having a shower .: Has anyone had any more success with giving/ or getting a loved one to take baths instead?
Or even .. giving bed baths ( like nurses in hospitals give to bedridden patients) work any better when people don't like water on their face or coming at them?
Hi! Charlie uses a hand held shower wand and sits safely in a shower chair! Hand held gives them control of what gets wet...the process does exhaust him lately! He needs a nap after the shower!
Beverly has the right idea. Dan now sits on a shower chair in the tub and I use a hand held shower with him. I talk to him about what I am doing, ie. I tell him that I am going to wash his back, now I am going to do your hair etc. I also sing and joke during the whole process. Seems to make him enjoy it, once I can get him in there. I hope this helps.
I give bed baths basin warm water two seperate cloths one for top one for bottom always do top half first wash an dress then bottom half the same
My husband would get so angry at me when taking his shower. I decided to try the jetted tub. He is much more relaxed. I shampoo his hair first then do his back, chest and arms. I let him do his legs and feet then end with his private areas. He really likes the jets massaging his feet and back. It doesn't take much longer than the shower. And his temper doesn't flare up at all.