Healthy Living

Tips for Properly Bathing, Dressing and Grooming Alzheimer's Patients

Things to do before giving a bath or shower

  • The soap, shampoo, washcloth, and towels must be ready and within reach.
  • The bathroom must be well-lit and warm.
  • Playing soft music can make the patient more relaxed.
  • The caregiver should be straight to the point when informing the patient about bath time. There is no need to explain about the need for having a bath.
  • The caregiver explains everything that will be done during the bath time.
  • The water temperature must not be too hot or cold.
  • Bath oil must not be used since it can make the tub greasy and can be a source of infections in the urinary tract.