Bathing Without a Battle

Creating a Better Bathing Experience for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

About the DVD

The award-winning Bathing Without a Battle program was developed using over 10-years of research into improving bathing for persons with dementia. The program combines person-centered techniques with simple, practical approaches to make showering, tub bathing, in-room bathing, and hair washing safe and comfortable for the persons giving and receiving care.  Bathing Without a Battle also teaches methods for changing policies to promote and support person-centered care.  This program is intended for all caregivers of persons with dementia, as well as anyone committed to quality, person-centered care.    

About Bathing

Each day hundreds of thousands of people with dementia are bathed against their will. Their overt or nonverbal refusals are often ignored, and they are removed without permission from their beds and wheelchairs and taken to an often cold, imperson... Read More +

Bathing Techniques

Because no two people are the same, you should be knowledgeable about different ways of bathing different people. Some creative bathing approaches include the Bed Bath, Towel Bath, and the Singing Bath. These and other approaches are discussed here... Read More +

Products and Supplies

As important as your approach to the resident is, the physical environment of the bathing area is also important. There are a broad range of products, many of which are featured in the video, that can help make the bathing experience more pleasant and safer - for both you and the person you are assisting... Read More +