Monday, June 11, 2012


A long time ago, when Mom was living at home alone, her dementia got in the way of her ability to take a shower, to take a shower thoroughly, and her ability to remember to take a shower. 

Now her aides prompt her every few days to take a shower, they supervise her. 

I don't think they do any "hands on" bathing yet, as I found a (new) empty bottle of moisturizer in Mom's shower.  I think she was using it as shampoo.  And because it is a thick lotion, and probably didn't run out of the bottle fast enough for Mom, she propped it upside-down on the grab-bar, with the lid off.

Is this when I take away all lotions and creams - so she doesn't confuse them with her toothpaste?

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