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putting things down the toilet

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Evyren, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Evyren

    Evyren Registered User

    Dec 3, 2012
    3
    Does anyone have any idea how to stop my mum from blocking the ttoilet as she keeps putting either her pads down it or too much toilet paper? It's never her who's flooding the bathroom. The ceiling is going to fall through soon.
     
  2. Pinkys

    Pinkys Registered User

    Nov 13, 2014
    157
    South of England
    I assume she does not understand why she should not. Perhaps she is trying to 'get rid' of all the 'bad stuff'. All I can think of is to try a large cheerful bin, with plastic bag lining, for all the stuff, and see if she can be persuaded to treat it as her 'very special bin for all the nasty dirty things.' You could make it smell nice, using those dustbin deodorisers.

    Good luck, whatever you try. Xx
     
  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    My Ma used to chuck pads down the toilet - we never did find a cure - we just took as many precautions as poss including monitoring the bathroom immediately after to retrieve the pad - she used to get really mad because in her mind, quite rightly, we were invading her personal space - even if we were careful = so beware of fireworks lolol
    gl but the bin sounds a great idea to try
     
  4. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,815
    UK
    Don't know about the pads, but my loo paper answer was to buy 2-ply recycled, cheaper product, it seems to break down quicker than the really expensive luxury stuff. Have an idea about the pads, does your mother think they are sanitary towels? could you try a swing bin right in front of loo with a big sign stuck to it saying for sanitary towels only.
     

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