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What to Do When Your Elder Refuses Change Clothes or Bathe

Showera4162f93-81c1-4ecd-aa66-b8afa9878b23The issue of elders who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people think. To remedy this often-malodorous situation, it is crucial to first understand why a loved one is not bathing and/or changing their clothes regularly. There are many possible culprits and often several of them combine to form the perfect unhygienic storm. Getting to the root of their avoidance is the best way to devise a successful strategy for cleaning up their act.

Read the full article on Agingcare about the reasons why some elders avoid the baths and clean clothes:

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