Care at later stage of dementia

Discussion in 'Middle - later stages of dementia' started by Rekha gupta, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. myss

    myss Registered User

    Jan 14, 2018
    383
    This is good advice @Rekha gupta. I was about to suggest getting a bowl of warm water and a flannel/rag as I do this for my dad, but sometimes when the need is more urgent, the same baby wipes is used instead. I'm not sure why you have found them unhelpful.

    If you don't have a reclining chair, perhaps cushions may help instead.
     
  2. Rekha gupta

    Rekha gupta Registered User

    Apr 24, 2019
    13
    Thanks
    I dont have recliner. I am using pillow but it is not much helpful. I don't know how to use baby wipes to clear her private area when she toilets in diaper.
     
  3. myss

    myss Registered User

    Jan 14, 2018
    383
    I would advise using the wipes in the same way as a tissue. With my dad, I take off the diaper/pad/pant completely, wipe from back to front and change with the wipe or flannel and then put on clean dia[er/pad/pant.
     
  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,773
    Female
    South coast
    I think this is probably a typo - you are meant to go from front to back.

    If you havent got a recliner try and get hold of a V shaped cushion and use a chair with arms. Put a square or rectangular cushion/pillow (or even two) at the base of the back so that she cant put her bottom so far back (this will tilt her back a bit) and place the V shaped cushion in front of this with the point at the top. Snuggle her within this V. This will help stop her slipping to one side.
     
  5. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,776
    Salford
    Totally agree, back to front is a recipe for a UTI.
    K
     

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