Sorry if this question has been asked before. My FIL has Stage 4 cancer that has metastasized to numerous parts of his body. Even before the cancer, we noticed the beginnings of that "old person smell", even when he still lived at home. Note that he was and is always good about bathing.
Now that he lives with us, and the cancer has progressed, the smell is getting much worse! We give him showers regularly, give him clean sheets at least twice a week, a clean towel after every shower, and clean clothes every day. Nothing works. I read on a cancer forum that there is a "cancer smell" that some people have, and it's a sickly sweet odor. They say it's from the oxidation, and from cells dying. :( When you combine that with the other smell, it's really awful, and it's getting worse, and permeates the whole house. I burn candles, have those wall scents, and we just had the carpet steam cleaned, which did help with the overall house smell.
What can you do to help someone smell better? Or do you just endure it? I feel bad for him, and don't want him to be embarrassed in public, and I also don't want people to think that we never bathe him!!