The truth about bathing.
I frequently read about your frustrations about bathing resistance. I think I can try to explain my own frustration. I am 81 and caregiver for my husband with dementia. I am in and out of severe depression all the time apparently also related to my fibromyalgia. I don't have dementia, not even close but I struggle mightily to keep myself clean. It's a constant battle. Clinical depression makesyou a different person. Ive lost interest in everything! Ive always been involved in life and have accomplished a great deal. I have no major illness, look and seem very much younger than I am. My fouled up emotions perceive bathinglike this: I'll be cold, it takes a long time, I'll be even more exhausted, I'll be trapped once I get in the shower or bathtub. Entrapment is a big thing to me. This started 13 years ago when my husband got vascular dementia. Struggling with his bath resistance somehow effected me. Psychological, I know, but I'm stuck. I cant take antidepresants so where do I go from here?