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The Lighter Side Of Alzheimers

CardiffGirlInEssex

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Oct 6, 2018
217
The reasons will no doubt vary but you might find this factsheet interesting. It mentions that some people with dementia can find the rush of water onto their head frightening and/or disorientating: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-s...sues-around-washing-and-bathing#content-start
This is very interesting. Mum always enjoyed a shower but now she’s down to once a week and actually I’m not convinced even that is happening. She is still changing dirty clothes for clean ones though.
 

MaNaAk

Registered User
Jun 19, 2016
2,973
Essex
Dad never really lost his sense of humour and we could still laugh together. When it came to shower time it was a case of I'll have one tomorrow and it was the same with shaving.

MaNaAk
 

Up the Creek

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Sep 9, 2020
46
East Anglia
A few months ago my mum attempted to use the washing machine and came to ask me how to switch it on. I checked the door was properly shut, opened the dispenser drawers to make sure she had put the washing liquid and fabric conditioner in the correct trays only to discover the fabric conditioner tray full of tablet salt that goes in the water softener machine! I can see the logic, fabric conditioner...fabric softener... water softener...oh yes, salt 😅
 

MaNaAk

Registered User
Jun 19, 2016
2,973
Essex
A few months ago my mum attempted to use the washing machine and came to ask me how to switch it on. I checked the door was properly shut, opened the dispenser drawers to make sure she had put the washing liquid and fabric conditioner in the correct trays only to discover the fabric conditioner tray full of tablet salt that goes in the water softener machine! I can see the logic, fabric conditioner...fabric softener... water softener...oh yes, salt 😅
This reminds me of that programme Can't Cook Won't Cook where one participant put salt in a dessert instead of sugar and unfortunately their partner, who was blindfolded, had to taste it! 😅 Anyway were the clothes alright what was the water softener machine like?

MaNaAk
 

jennifer1967

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Mar 15, 2020
1,208
Southampton
This reminds me of that programme Can't Cook Won't Cook where one participant put salt in a dessert instead of sugar and unfortunately their partner, who was blindfolded, had to taste it! 😅 Anyway were the clothes alright what was the water softener machine like?

MaNaAk
did they pretend they liked it?
 

MaNaAk

Registered User
Jun 19, 2016
2,973
Essex
No I remember her squealing it's got salt in it and I seem to remember that they were trying to make ice cream!

MaNaAk