My mother has had vascular dementia for 7 and a half years and is in last stages. Her hands have started to close and it's getting impossible to open them, I am quite concerned because the nursing home is not her cutting her nails regular enough and they are pressing on the palms of her hands, also they sweat and the hands get very smelly. I have tried to gently open her fingers from her palms but she looks as if it's painful so I have to stop.
I have tried rolls of sponge in her palms but she just keeps dropping them and it's really difficult to put them back. Has anyone experienced this and does anyone have any idea how we can help mum.