Welcome to the April newsletter!
How Often Should Seniors Bathe? 3 Essential Health Tips
Getting an older adult to bathe is a struggle for many family caregivers.
The biggest worry is that not bathing will cause skin or urinary tract infections. Seniors might also get itchy or develop strong body odor.
But how often should seniors bathe to prevent health problems?
We’ve got 3 essential bathing tips to keep your older adult clean and healthy while minimizing arguments and stress.
4 Ways to Get Someone with Dementia to Change Clothes
A common challenge for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers is figuring out how to get someone with dementia to change clothes regularly.
The damage that dementia does to the brain can cause behavior like this that doesn’t make sense to us.
Your older adult might refuse to change even if their clothes have been worn nonstop for a week and are obviously soiled and smelly. Or, they might insist on wearing the same outfit day or night. And sometimes they might choose clothing that completely clashes and looks strange.
8 Ways To Prevent Alzheimer’s Wandering
Getting lost or accidentally wandering away is a serious issue for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and a major worry for caregivers.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 out of 10 people with dementia will wander. It can happen at any point in the disease, even if they’ve never done it before.
It might seem unbelievable that seniors who are frail, slow-moving, or use a walker could get very far without anyone noticing. But it really does happen!