Bathing issues can be one of the most frustrating parts of dementia care, but the stress can be lowered by flexibility and insight on the part of the caregiver. While your loved one with dementia may need a good deal of washing up of face, hands and private areas, a daily bath or shower is rarely necessary. Once or twice a week in a shower or bath should be enough for a complete body wash. If necessary, large bathing cloths can be used on the full body. The idea is not to become ridged in your thinking when it comes to how often a full bath is needed.
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