• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

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shiela

Shiela

Registered User
Mar 26, 2015
20
help my husband is still refusing to shower and shave and over the last few days he has been getting stroppy with me. Today he undressed then wouldn't get in the shower and he swore at me, I got him dressed again and into his chair and now he is sat brooding any ideas plz
 

pamann

Registered User
Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
Hello Sheila my hubby was like that he went 10days without a shower, l was so stressed out trying so hard to get him to shower, then he started to have a shower 2 or 3 times a night, now sleeping pills stop that phase, you might find it is just a phase, if he won't shower tell him he smells thats what l told my hubby, it did work good luck, l know it is not easy
 

patsy56

Registered User
Jan 14, 2015
839
Fife Scotland
Hello Sheila my hubby was like that he went 10days without a shower, l was so stressed out trying so hard to get him to shower, then he started to have a shower 2 or 3 times a night, now sleeping pills stop that phase, you might find it is just a phase, if he won't shower tell him he smells thats what l told my hubby, it did work good luck, l know it is not easy
oh so sorry yes mother smells, and yeas have had to tell my husband he smells....
 

esmeralda

Registered User
Nov 27, 2014
3,072
Devon
Hi Sheila, it's not easy is it. Have you had an Adult Social Services assessment? Maybe you could have carers to come in and help him to shower. He might be more cooperative with them.
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Shiela

Registered User
Mar 26, 2015
20
thanks for the support yes we have had an assessment but he is not willing for someone to come in to help but I think I may have to push this as I am struggling now
 

esmeralda

Registered User
Nov 27, 2014
3,072
Devon
Guess it's a battle you're going to have to fight at sometime Shiela:( Best of luck.
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