Friday, April 15, 2011

Overcoming Bathing Issues

Getting a dementia patent to bathe can be one of life's biggest challenges. This article by Carole Larkin gives a ton of helpful tips and techniques. This is a great one:
If there is no other way to get them to bathe. Ask their doctor to write on a prescription pad something like this: “Mr. So-and-so needs to bathe two times a week for infection control”. Make several copies of the prescription (in case they tear it up). Show the prescription to them and say “Doctor’s orders”.

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