Mom is 92 and suffers from dementia. For the past few weeks she has been itching to the point that she bleeds. Her skin is paper thin and any amount of itching also produces bruising. She does take a baby aspirin. We had bloodwork drawn but that was normal. I try very hard to explain that she shouldn't itch and offer alternatives ( rubbing, cold compresses etc). Her only answer is, "It itches I have to scratch it." She just can't remember that she shouldn't itch. I have suggested perhaps putting cotton painters gloves on her. She didn't like that idea. Have not changed any soaps or detergents. Have tried numerous creams, lotions and cortisone creams but they don't seem to help. She showers frequently and I do cream her up afterwards. Any suggestions?