My husband's Mom with Alzheimers moved in with us a while ago and I realized pretty early on we have some serious differences in our idea of personal cleanliness. Here are some thoughts about why Alzheimer and Dementia patients don't want to wash AND some tips and ideas about how to get them clean!
If you're caring for someone with dementia you may have experienced the very frustrating moments when they become distressed and begin acting out. This could look like screaming, banging, throwing things, etc. We get many requests from family members about how they can help someone with dementia or Alzheimer's
The clock test for dementia is a simple, non-scientific way to screen for cognitive decline. These drawing tests can be done at home or in clinical settings to get a better idea of whether someone may have a condition like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.