Alzheimer's Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

12. How should a caregiver handle bathing a person with Alzheimer's?

Helping people with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower can be one of the hardest things you do. Planning can help make the person's bath time better for both of you.

The person with Alzheimer’s may be afraid. To reduce these fears, follow the person's lifelong bathing habits, such as doing the bath or shower in the morning or before going to bed. Here are other tips for bathing.

Safety Tips:

Before a Bath or Shower:

During the Bath or Shower:

After a Bath or Shower: