My father, who lives with me, and my father-in law are both guilty of this. My dad will go the whole week wearing the same pants, and sometimes I make him change clothes so I can wash what he has on with the rest of the laundry. I have told him countless times, "If you wear it, it needs to be washed.", but to no avail. When I am near him I will say that there is a noticeable odor emanating from a certain area, and I don't want to tell him he stinks. When he says that his clothes don't need to be washed I tell him they smell and go ahead and wash them anyway.
Does anyone else have this problem with the elderly?
BTW my dad is 94 and not about to change.