How I Convinced My 97 Year Old Mama To Take Daily Bath

It’s always a struggle when it’s time to bathe my Mama. She has all sorts of excuses not to take a bath. She refuses and refuses until I run out of patience. She would say she just took a bath a while ago.

Knowing that she has dementia I can’t insist that she hasn’t had one yet.

And so this goes on everyday until…

One morning when she woke up, I said ” you have lizard’s pooh on your head, let’s wash your hair.” To my surprise she got up quickly and off we went to the bathroom.

Since she has dementia, she doesn’t remember that I use this piece of conversation everyday.

It’s a great relief to have discovered this style.

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