I do not think my MIL (91) is bathing. She has suspected 'small vessel disease' and exhibits symptoms of dementia. She had her haircut last week and it still has the style and curl they added to it. My son (24) lives with her but is not that aware and he is not there 24/7. My husband who is generally in denial about his mother's condition, says that if she weren't bathing she would smell. I am not sure about that, she is a petite woman and for some reason has never had to use deodorant in her life.
Is it possible that she would not have body odor? It's not like we can ask her if she showers, she can't remember what she did 5 minutes ago.