My 89 year old Mum has Alzheimers & double incontinence & in a nursing home the last 4 years. This last year she has become very childlike & her memory is nonexistent. The hair dresser goes in every week & residents can get their hair washed & cut & my Mum has always had hers done & used to enjoy it. The last few months, the hairdresser has had to persuade her to get it done & said, your daughter has paid for it, which seemed to do the trick. Last week she refused & when the hairdresser said, your daughter has paid for it, my Mum said, well you'll have to give her the money back. So it didn't get washed, as the hairdresser said to me, she obviously couldnt force her & would try again this week. So it wasn't washed for over 2 weeks & quite smelly, as the temperature in the nursing home is kept at 70 degrees. This wk she coaxed her & told me my Mum was hitting out at her while she was trying to wash it. When I went in later, the carers were trying to get my Mum to her bathroom to change her pad etc & she was hitting out at them. So they asked me to go with her, which i did & they followed us & got her changed. I realise this is going to get worse & not sure how to deal with it. Is this the later stages? Does the alzheimers cause the person to not want water on their head?