Hello all, i feel a little lost at the moment and am worried I've lost my way a bit. Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers and vascular dementia about 6 years ago. She's almost 92 and has been in a local care home for the last 3 years. She still knows me and is always smiling, which is delightful - but her speech is failing and she is slowly fading - both physically and mentally. But she no longer recognises the signals that her body needs to wee or poo and so frequently has "accidents". The flooring in her room was changed from carpet to lino - and recently they've rearranged the furniture as she was apparently going to the loo behind the door and the furniture was starting to suffer. The care home tell me she is under the incontinence service and they give her pads but my question is this - should she smell? No matter what time of day I go - and no matter how recently they tell me they have changed her, she smells - usually of stale urine. Tonight, I found poo all over her bedroom floor and the carer expressed surprise and said she'd only just changed her before I arrived - but how could that happen? She'd have to go into Mum's room to get clothes to change in her into. And Mum still smelled. Is this normal? Does it suggest to you that her care could be better? Any advice would be very much welcome. I am wary of moving Mum, because I know she would bet very anxious about any change like that - but in this day and age, surely she shouldn't smell???