I am having difficulty in providing care for my person living with dementia. There have been so many changes that bathing has become more and more difficult. Plus the bathroom is not big enough. The bathtub is too deep and my person with dementia is having difficulty in getting in and out of the tub. What community supports are available to help with bathing?
Personal care, bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting can be more difficult as the disease progresses. Often the person with dementia experiences changes in mobility and this prevents them from using a bathtub safely. Also there can be changes in the communication abilities of the person with dementia and so dressing and personal grooming can become difficult as the person with dementia cannot understand instructions and or becomes resistive to bathing and personal care routines.