Dementia How-To: Shower Scene
Updated: Sep 16, 2020
What does a KKK member in a pink unicorn robe, an old-timey stripper, and a naked Barbie have in common? They're all pleased as punch to offer their assistance with dementia showering!
Alright, dementia caregivers, we've gotten rather skilled (and had a lot of luck) at getting our dementia mom through a shower with hardly any screaming, punching, or kicking - from either her or us!
We've come a long way, baby, from those rocky road days of How to Bathe a Beast. And I'll can say to that is "Phew!" Trauma on that scale never did us one bit of good!
So, I thought I'd throw together this video to let you know what's working over yonder in Stumped Town Dementia.
And if you've got some sweet, sweet moves to get your dementia folks through the personal hygiene battle with maximum success and minimal casualties, please toss 'em at the rest of us! All strategies appreciated - not just by our dementia household, but caregivers everywhere wrangling their way through this bathing/showering thing as best we all can.