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Ways that work: Bathing without a battle

January 1, 2000

Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly Vol. 1, No. 4

This article documents specific ways in which bathing long-term care clients with dementia can be done effectively. Bathing someone with dementia can be difficult, because it often inspires aggressive and combative behavior by the one being bathed. Rader and Barrick simplify the bathing process, explore the roles caregivers must play in order to provide a comfortable bath to a client, make suggestions for improved bathing, and discuss the role the organization plays in the bathing process.

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Rader, Joanne, and Ann Louise Barrick
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