Washing and personal care
Personal care, including washing and bathing, can be difficult for carers and is a common source of anxiety for people with dementia.
Good Oral Health helps to ensure that we can eat, laugh, smile and talk pain free. It helps us maintain our self-esteem, dignity, social integration and nutrition. For someone diagnosed with dementia it is vitally important to establish and maintain good dental care at or very soon after diagnosis. Find out more.
As dementia progresses, the person you care for may require more support to get dressed. It is important to enable people with dementia to make their own choices for as long as they can and, if they do need assistance, to offer it sensitively. Read tips and advice for dressing.