How do we win the hygiene battle?
My sisters and I are losing the hygiene battle with my mother, who has Alzheimer's (mid stage). We can't get her to bathe, change her clothes, wear a pad for incontinence or wash her hair. She states either that she will do it tomorrow or that she just did yesterday. If we try to force the issue, she gets very angry. My father passed away 4 years ago and all she wants to do is sit. She literally does nothing and does not want to leave the house for birthday parties of family, holidays, etc. We don't really want to put her in a home and we are trying to do the best we can, but we are stumped as to what to do next.
Status: Open May 29, 2015 - 03:31 AM