My twin has alzheimers and I am now her legal gaurdian, and even tho i do not live with her,I see her alot. I hired 2 care givers to take her out 5 days a week,as she loves to do the thrift stores..The main problem is her shower habits.. If I mention to her that it is time for a shower, she tells me she has had one..and refuses to shower. She often wears her clothes to bed and thinks she is ready for a day of shopping the next morning.Her boyfriend lives with her, and he cant even encourage her to shower..I have told her to shower and dress so we can go to dinner or where ever, and still she tells you she has showered..If I press the issue she gets angry.. She is a very happy person, and is aware of some things,even tho lately her conversations have been very hard to understand. She no longer knows her children,as they do not come around,and if one calls her, she doesnt know who it is. She knows her caregivers and she knows her boyfriend as well as me,but sometimes thinks the care giver is her sister. Is there a way to have her shower and change clothes without fighting her about this??
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