Does anyone have advice on personal hygiene? Mum has had dementia for about 4 years now but recently she is not taking care of herself as she used to. When I suggest she has a wash and change of clothes she always tells me that she has had a rinse down or that she will do it later. As a son I don't know how to get round this situation. Also in the last 2 months she has been diagnosed with cancer. Drs. not sure how long she has had it as we cannot get her to go for a scan. If anyone can offer advice on this I would be grateful.