Personal hygiene can sometimes suffer when someone is affected by a dementia disease. This may perhaps be due to the patient lacking the capacity to appreciate the need for this, though it may also be that they can no longer perform what used to be mundane everyday activities.
Of course, for family members living with the patient this can be very worrying and embarrassing. It can be a difficult issue to talk about when wanting to avoid offending the person’s integrity. Here we give specific advice and tips on how family members can work together to make the situation easier.