Many Alzheimer's caregivers face this common problem, how do you get a recalcitrant dementia patient to bathe or shower?
It is not uncommon for a caregiver to want to "pull their hair out over this one".
The following articles address this issue for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers.
Doctors recommend older adults shower or bathe a minimum of twice a week to reduce the chance of infection including urinary tract infection.
Water is nearly invisible and disconcerting to the typical Alzheimer's patient. They don't like to drink it, and they don't like to get in it.
The dreaded shower it is a problem for the majority of Alzheimer's caregivers. Often a big problem.