Nurses’ Notes – Practical, Helpful Tips for Caregivers

Category: Personal Grooming

Part Two: Personal Grooming: Tips to help achieve successful outcomes

When persons’ with Dementia feel good about their appearance, they feel better about themselves, are more reassured and appear happier. Promote regular routines for grooming. However facial shaving, finger/toenail care and hair washing do not need to be done daily. Hairstyling and make-up Keep hairstyles short and simple for both women and men Arrange for […]

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Tips for Dressing (Part 1) and Grooming (Part 2) Persons with Dementia – Part One: Dressing: Tips to help achieve successful outcomes

Overview: As an individual’s dementia progresses, dressing and personal grooming tasks such as hairstyling and make-up, shaving for men, finger/ toenail care, and foot and eye care become much more challenging. Routines that have been established previously by the person with the least changes are the most successful. Familiarity with routines promotes retention of existing […]

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Activities Of Daily Living (ADL)

Question: Of the 6 Activities of Daily Living – Eating, Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Mouth Care and Toileting, which activity is the most complex task for persons suffering from Dementia to complete? Answer:  Mouth Care In most cases, persons with Dementia will: say “I already brushed my teeth” be unable to complete the task themselves refuse […]

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