Monday, November 4, 2019

Refusal To Take A Bath Or Shower

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Sometimes people with Alzheimer's disease are afraid to take a bath. They think that they will drown, or they do not like to be cold. It could be many different reasons.  I know that grandma can give the staff at her nursing home a hard time when they try to bathe her.  I came up with a few tips that I would like to share!


  1. Play soft music (classical music works well for grandma)
  2. Offer a rubber duck as a distraction. Grandma used to give me a rubber duck to play with in the bath when I was little, it worked for me! (I know Ernie agrees!)
  3. Give your loved one a washcloth with a pretty pattern.
  4. Make sure the room is warm.
  5. Have a big warm comfy bathrobe ready. 

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