My mother has mild to moderate Alzheimers. She has lived with us for several years and overall, with much support from this forum, we have done pretty well. But lately my mother is refusing to take a bath. And even when we can get her into the shower, she will not wash her hair. Up until this point we have let her take her own showers, while we wait for her patiently outside the bath to finish, and thought she was doing well, but over the past few weeks she is now refusing to work with us. She has even gotten to the point where she will give in and get in the shower, turn on the water for about a minute or two, and then get out, claiming she has showered. But obviously she has not used soap and sometimes her hair is not even wet. I am at my witts end and don't know how to handle this latest developement. Does anyone have any suggesstions?