1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Doons

    Doons New member

    Mar 22, 2019
    1
    my dad really believes he is washing and showering every day he simply isn’t and just gets angry if we mention it? It’s been ages I’m so worried. I do his washing so I know 100% he’s not doing it. Any suggestions please?
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,066
    Merseyside
  3. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,833
    Nottinghamshire
    Hello @Doons and welcome from me too.

    My dad used to be like this bug one trick I found worked for him was to put the shower on and then pretend he'd intended to get into it all along. This did mean that I'd have to get to his house before he'd got dressed but in my dad's case he wasn't an early riser so if I was there by 9.30 after I'd dropped the kids off at school I could persuade him.

    To be honest if I got him to have a shower once a week it was an achievement. But as long as he didn't smell too bad I tried not to worry.

    My dad's generation grew up with bath night once a week and soap and flannel inbetween.
     

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