Category Archives: Bathing

Convert a First Floor Room to a Bedroom

At some point, climbing the stairs to the bedroom on the second floor will become too difficult for your loved one. And using the stairs increases fall risk, especially in the mid to later stages. If you want to help the person  continue to live … Continue reading

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Monitoring Systems – Household

Jim’s was visiting his mother last winter and walked into a very cold home in northern Wisconsin.  His mother had turned off the furnace by mistake and the indoor temperature was 50 degrees.  He was shocked that his mother was not even … Continue reading

Posted in Bathing, Cooking, Forgetting, Mid Stage | 5 Comments

Encouraging a Person to Shower

“But I have already bathed today.” If you’re caring for someone with dementia, there’s a good chance you’ve heard these words before. Encouraging a person with dementia to shower or take a bath can be a confusing and daunting task, … Continue reading

Posted in Agitation and the Environment, Bathing, Forgetting, Mid Stage | 7 Comments