My 86 year old father hates to bathe. My 25-yr old niece lives in the house with him, and I plan to move in there with him in a few months. Unfortunately, I cannot bear the smell half the time. It's always a major fight to get him to bathe, even though he has agreed to bathe at least once a week. The biggest problem is having older siblings who don't seem to care! They feel that I'm pushing my dad too hard. In fact, my sister even told me that I shouldn't push using soap so much on my dad, she says that SHE doesn't use soap and is just fine. What the!?!? I didn't know that. But seriously? Maybe that explains why she cannot seem to identify the body odor that permeates his house. It's a serious problem. The smell is so bad that I can hardly breathe when I visit him there, and can never stay long. But two of my older siblings claim that they don't smell it. They try to tell me that it's my niece's dogs that cause the odor I smell, which is baloney! I've had dogs for years, and the odor I smell is a distinct body odor....not any kind of animal or feces smell. How do I convince them that they are wrong? I just need more support to get my dad to bathe properly and use lots of soap. It seems to be my problem because they don't really care much. I take my dad out to play cards twice a week, and I can't take him out when he smells bad. So we often end up fighting and then I am the bad guy. It's causing a problem with my relationship with my dad, and I don't want that to happen. Still, I have no support from my siblings, they just insist they don't smell any body odor and try to claim it's the dogs they wish weren't there. What can I do?