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    Problem with brushing teeth

    Thank you garnuft
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    Problem with brushing teeth

    Thank you for your suggestions. With my husband he does not understand what I am saying to him when I ask him to open his teeth. He just clenches them and stares blankly at me. He is a very strong man.
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    Problem with brushing teeth

    I can manage to get the toothbrush into my husband's mouth and clean his front teeth and gums but he refuses to open his teeth so that I can get the tooth brush into clean the back of his teeth. I stand in front of him with my mouth open trying to prompt him to do the same, all to no avail. I...
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    New Member needs advice

    I feed my husband his tablets from a spoon followed by holding water to his mouth and telling him to swallow.Presently it is working well.
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    Dental advice

    Teepa Snow is well worth a watch. So pleased for that recommendation. A dental expert told me not to worry about rinsing the mouth out after brushing the teeth. If you can get them just to spit out excess the remaining fluoride in the toothpaste actually helps gums etc
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    Dental advice

    My dentist who knows my husband very well has given me the name of a dental specialist who deals with people with disabilities. Should a dental problem arise my husband may need to be sedated as there is no way he will open his mouth anymore to allow any procedure to take place and this is after...
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    Dental advice

    Thank you for your replies. Yes I do all of those things ie. wet the brush , put the toothpaste on ,put it into his hand and direct to his mouth. He will brush one side maybe the front teeth then seems to lose concentration. No problem so far getting him to rinse out. The back of his teeth do...
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    Dental advice

    My husband has beautiful teeth with very few fillings. However as the disease progresses he no longer brushes his teeth properly He will not open his mouth to allow me brush the back of his teeth .Would appreciate any advice
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    Toileting help

    Many thanks Feline
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    Toileting help

    Thanks Feline . A friend of mine also suggested a toilet surrond. I wondered if a toilet seat raiser might help . All worth trying. He had diarrhoea last week due to an antibiotic he was on. By the end of the week we had the opposite. I thought he could be impacted so treated him accordingly...
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    Toileting help

    Thanks Izzy I have not discussed the problem with my PHN or GP as have not found them very helpful as regards dementia problems in the past I live in Ireland and we don't have the equivalent of Admiral nurses unfortunately. To this day each challenge I have met I have had to overcome myself. Up...
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    Toileting help

    My husband has no problem using the loo when he wants to pass urine but when he needs a motion it is a different story. He realises he needs to go and goes out to the loo but trys to pass urine! I feel he is becoming frightened of what he feels internally when he needs to have a motion and no...
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    Side closing underpaints

    Going to adapt boxer shorts by putting Velcro on either side
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    Side closing underpaints

    Yes regular underpants.
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    Side closing underpaints

    I am having difficulty removing my husbands underpants.Has anyone come upon or used Velcro side closing ones and if so where are they available from ?
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    Shower time

    Thank you for all your helpful suggestions. Besides myself it is the carer who has the problem removing my husbands pjs. He has such a strong grip. Will try wraping the towel around him before attempting to remove the bottoms. The problem also is that he thinks he has already been washed !!!
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    Shower time

    Does anyone have any novel ideas as to how to remove pyjamas etc so that you can wash or shower your loved one? My husband is a very strong man. He refuses to let go of his pyjamas bottoms. This causes so much stress to all involved and my fear is that he may lash out one morning.
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    Car seat belt

    I used a light plastic to hang over door handle which I attached with comand strips. I was so afraid he might try to open the door. Now he does not realise that there is a handle ! The Angel Guards are working so well for me. My husband is unable to open the belt now. It does not of course take...
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    Car seat belt

    Yes that is a worry because Angel Guard will not solve the anxiety but I try to distract him as much as possible. I have also covered the handle of the door. Its just a loose cover . I fear now he may open the door while I am driving. Necessity is the "mother of invention"
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    Car seat belt

    I hope I can be of help to you. Look up www.Alzheimerproducts.co.uk Product there called Klaspsafe. I live in Ireland and use the equivalent item called Angel Guards. Makes it impossible to release belt yet carer can open it in seconds. It has literally saved my life. I also give my husband two...