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Gits Hard Getting My Mom To Bathe What Do You All Do Is It Hard For Y'all?

Gits Hard Getting My Mom To Bathe What Do You All Do Is It Hard For Y'all?

I no everybody is effected differently but do any body have a difficult time trying to get your love one to bathe are shower ?..my mom lets my sister in law get her in the tub but not me ...My sister in law is very busy and live far but I am her full.time care giver I'm not rough mean r fight with her at all but she won't let me get her in the tub without a fight

posted November 18
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banks, My husband has a hard time standing long enough so I can give him a shower so we started a bath with him seated in his walker at first and now he is seated in his wheelchair. I wash his hair in the bathroom sink if he can stand long enough and if he is weak that day then he just sits and I put shampoo on washcloth and start washing then repeat the process with a wet, warm washcloth to get rid of the soap. Of course he doesn't have much hair so it is fairly easy. Then I wet down the washcloth and put more soap on it and wash his upper body and rinse it and then move to the bed and have him lay down on his back and wash his lower body.

It has worked wonderfully. However I should say that we have gone through the struggles like you. Johnny just didn't want to think he couldn't wash himself and still continues to think he can take a shower. I have a caregiver that helps me with his bath and he doesn't mind at all. He has been taking a med for 6-8 months that helps calm him and it has worked wonderfully so maybe that is why he acquiesces to me washing him. Good luck!

posted November 19
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member that's a great idea tonight Is bath night sponge bath sounds good to so I will take note n see which works best for her

posted November 19
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member ok I will try a different approach with her try telling her on certain days this is when we will bath set a set schedule for her I know that uti can affect people with Alzheimer's a little differently and I don't want her to catch them from not taking proper hygiene care....
@A myALZteam Member ...she is very stubborn and also I think she don't want me seeing her naked she is embarrassed but I try to reassure her it's nothing to be shame about cause she can't bathe on her own...so thank you both for answering I will try things a little differently and see if I can make her more comfortable

posted November 19
A myALZteam Member

With my wife, it helped if I got every thin ready for her, turned on the water and adjusted the temp. and got the towel and her cloths ready. Later I had home health care come and she was more cooperative with them.

posted November 19
A myALZteam Member

That sound like a great option very convenient

posted November 20

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