Foam sweet foam! Or there's no place like foam? :)

Discussion in 'Younger people with dementia and their carers' started by LynneMcV, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,638
    south-east London
    Oh dear. My husband has just come down the stairs pulling all sorts of faces after cleaning his teeth, saying he thought he'd used the wrong thing as it tasted awful.
    I wasn't too worried, I've long since taken all domestic cleaning products out of the bathroom knowing that one day he would mistake something like that for shampoo or shower gel etc.
    We ventured up together and it looked a bit like a winter wonderland up there with shaving foam over the bath, sink and yes, the toothbrush.
    I can only assume he used the shaving foam to shower in too!
    My husband is laughing his socks off at the thought of cleaning himself and teeth with the stuff. It's good to laugh!
    No harm done, but another lesson in how quickly these things can happen without warning.
    Just having tea and toast with him now before heading off to the shops. I guess I'd better add another can of shaving foam to the list because there can't be much left in the can he has now!
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,335
    Merseyside
    :D
    I've got a lovely image of you both laughing surrounded by foam.
     
  3. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    1,953
    Female
    London
    indeed....both of you in your bathfoam
     
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,898
    Female
    Scotland
    Funny outcomes are good. I note you've taken out all cleaning products. A few months ago I went into the en suite which is for John's sole use and found him standing in the shower with a bottle of bleach!

    It was still closed so I don't know what his intentions were but I hastily reviewed everything in the bathroom - emptied his medicine cabinet, moved all cleaning materials. Keeping one step ahead is tricky but he also occasionally tries to shave with toothpaste or shampoo.
     
  5. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,638
    south-east London
    Haha, yes - we must have looked a sight! At least the bathroom smells all soapy and clean :)

    Yes, you are right Marion - it's tricky keeping one step ahead all the time. I'm thankful for TP as far as that goes, I've been prepared for many things well in advance because of experiences related by others on here.

    I'd have been clueless if I'd had to rely on advice from the memory clinic or GP!
     
  6. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    1,953
    Female
    London
    you mean the bathfoam now smells all soapy and clean
     
  7. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,638
    south-east London
    Haha yes, I will have to rename it :D
     
  8. 1mindy

    1mindy Registered User

    Jul 21, 2015
    539
    Female
    Shropshire
    Glad I read this. Will clear cleaning products tomorrow as I fear we are heading in this direction.
     

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