I think because I might shower once or even twice a day you expect everyone else to do the same, and I expected my mum to do the same, which I now know was wrong of me, but suppose its a learning curve for me, so now if my mum doesn't want a bath, well she doesn't, and I should NOT force the issue.Grannie G said:Lesson learnt. Never give up hope.
My mum says same thing when you try to get her to wash her hands after using the loo. I say "You'll need to wash your hands now" she looks at them and says they are not dirty. Sometimes I just start running the tap and she puts her hands under them. Sometimes she takes the soap from me, sometimes not, but a rinse is better than nothing! Mind you, when she does take the soap you'd swear she was scrubbing in for open heart surgery as every finger is washed so thoroughly it's incredible to watch!janetruth said:Hi Natasha
When I suggest a strip wash ( she can't get in our bath), she will say things like 'I'm not dirty' or 'I'll have one tomorrow'.
Oh yes, fishing the contents of the toilet bowl out after she's used it and dumping it in the sink where she tries to squeeze it down the plughole is the current favourite! My poor dad is distraught at having to clean it up all the time. I think she must have forgotten how to flush the loo and knows she has to get rid of the contents somehow.Jilly88 said:However, she has worse habits than not washing her hands after using the toilet I'm afraid. Know what I'm talking about??
I know what you mean I also felt like that , but reading post on TP , I came to realize that it was because of the disease that gave my mother those symptoms , not my mother herself , take away the disease my mother would not have those symptoms .I feel bad about exposing all this on this forum but i need to compare notes with others.
Cannot get Lionel toopen his mouth these days, except to be fed.Perhaps some of the drugs may have something to do with it, but I suspect it's lack of dental hygiene