1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. rhallacroz

    rhallacroz Registered User

    Sep 24, 2007
    106
    merseyside
    Dear All
    Thanks firstly for being there. I was just wondering does anybody have any advicce regards bowels and trying to instigate regularity and routine. I am struggling with my dad in that he has always been a regular guy we now find that he is manually evacuating himself about twice a week and has no idea what to do with the toilet despite us sitting him on it and talking him through it all very difficult. He has started to be a little incontinent with urine and sometimes doesn;t make it to the toilet or sink which ever is nearest. He goes to a day centre which are wonderful and they say they try to make him sit but he doesn;t manage to wee unless standing. I remeber somebody mentioning about the colour of the toilet seat is important but cannot remember the advice. We also have and intermittent problem with swallowing dad just not knowing what to do.
    Please help
    Thank you.
     
  2. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    Sorry cannot help you with this one, we've had all the other problems, but at this time all is well on the toilet front.

    I'm sure someone will be around soon to help you, just a thought, maybe the District Nurse could give some advice, or perhaps put you in touch with someone who could help. Could be a mild laxative is required.
     
  3. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Cannot help with bowel problems but found that using a urine bottle helped Lionel for about a year.

    One thing he himself mentioned, and I had it changed was the raised toilet seat loaned to us by SS. Lionel always said it was like trying to wee through the keyhole. When you check the appature is much smaller than normal
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi, these were both problems I had with John. I think this stage when they are not totally incontinent, but are not reliably continent either, is so hard to cope with. The bowel problem is especially hard, because it seems to get everywhere. I foung with John that taking him to the toilet didn'twork, unless he felt the urge, he didn't understand why he was there.

    Sadly, I didn't find a solution. The only solution came with total incontinence, and in many ways that's easier to deal with.

    Good luck,
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    I can't find the thread with the toilet seat advice, but I do remember it and I'm reasonably certain that the advice was to have a dark toilet seat, since that would make it more obvious.
     
  6. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Dear rhallacoz.This is the 3rd time i have tried to reply to this post tonight.3rd time lucky?As for manual evacuation,there seems to me to be a constipation problem.Through experiences in my work this is normally the case.As for the toilet in general.I was taught in dementia training that dementis asufferers do not recognis the colour WHITE.Why?That is why some homes have RED toilet seats and RED toilet doors.From what i am told and have learned dementia sufferers see RED and recognise the toilet.(in its shape and form,am not saying that they will pee on everything red).Just advice on my training.love elainex
     
  7. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    Ah you learn something every day. I did wonder why all the toilet doors in mums NH are bright red, when the rest of the colour schemes are soft colours. Thanks Elainex
     

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