When someone is diagnosed with dementia, completing some of the most basic tasks — like bathing — can become difficult, strained and time-consuming.

You may find that your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s struggles to shower or bathe like they normally used to. They may refuse or say they’ve already showered, according to the Caregiver Alliance.

Fortunately, bathing every single day isn’t necessary. But you certainly want your loved one to be clean and comfortable, and to shower or take a bath every few days, or at least once or twice a week.

Maintaining hygiene is also important to keep skin clear and healthy, prevent urinary tract infections and keep up with good oral health. There are a few tips you can follow to make bathing with dementia go more smoothly.

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This article from “beingpatient.com” submitted by Pat France, MSRN Member