My Granny lives in our house (I'm in my twenties so am joint carer for her and my parents work long hours) and her ability to function is slowly deteriorating due to Vascular Dementia. She has very few lucid moments these days, has issues with continence and struggles with routine actions (e.g. unlocking the bathroom door, getting dressed, brushing her hair if handed a brush etc.). Just now she got up from her afternoon nap (naps are wonderful, wonderful things!!! [which often take a loooot of effort to instigate]) to go to the bathroom but came out with her hands covered in wet toilet paper. I asked her to wash her hands but she couldn't really do it so I worked up some soap foam and washed her hands with her (like you would do with a 2 year old). I'm just wondering what everyone does to maintain their relative's hand hygiene? We're lucky I guess in that my Granny used to be a very hygienic lady who always washed her hands after using the toilet, before eating and after doing other unhygienic things (e.g. feeding the pets, taking out the bins etc.). I was wondering if anyone has found a foaming soap that doesn't irritate the skin? Perhaps if she uses something that she doesn't need a lot of energy to rub in that would work better!