1. Carolino

    Carolino New member

    Wednesday
    2
    Hello my mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago, but now we have got to a stage where she is having problems in the bathroom, she is peeing on the floor and not sitting on the toilet, is there any suggestions out there as it is a daily occurrence now and it is getting very stressful, i am her daughter and carer
     
  2. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,284
    Nottinghamshire
    Welcome to Dementia Talking Point @Carolino

    I’m afraid this is a common problem and I had to deal with this with my dad as well. He had carpet in the bathroom so it was horrible. I managed to contain some of the mess by cutting a disposable pet mat to fit around the toilet and taping it down with double sided tape. Of course we got through several of these a day on a bad day. I covered this with a pedestal mat, again having to use several a day...and loads of washing!

    If you could let us have more detail of exactly what she is doing, ( is she not getting there on time or is she not sitting on the toilet properly? ) perhaps someone will be able to suggest something more useful.

    Dad was becoming incontinent by this stage so I made him an appointment at the continence clinic and bought him some pads and padded underwear - getting him to wear them wasn’t easy...
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,773
    Female
    South coast
    It may be that she doesnt know where to "go".
    People with more advanced dementia get spacial awareness problems and sight is not interpreted properly. White things often seem to disappear, so she may not actually be able to recognise the toilet (especially if there is a white wall behind it) You could try a coloured toilet seat - red is especially good - to make it easier for her to locate it.

    Ultimately, though, you may have to go in with her and direct her in what to do.
     
  4. NORTHSIDE

    NORTHSIDE Registered User

    Jan 28, 2017
    84
    Male
    Northumberland
    I went through this with my wife, the solution ultimately was disposable pants and constant prompting to go to the loo before she had an accident. Fortunately we have a tiled floor which makes it easier to clean but I too use the disposable mats on the floor just in case.
     
  5. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,284
    Nottinghamshire
    Yep the disposable mats are great. Only trouble was my dad wouldn’t leave them there so I had to hide them under a pedestal mat - hence extra washing :confused:
     
  6. Carolino

    Carolino New member

    Wednesday
    2
    Still having toilet issues with mum she is afraid of the loo itself. Is there anybody that can tell me if the Raised red toilet seats are of any help as thinking of buying one, as i think of what i have been reading that mum may not be seeing the white toilet seat. I am also having issues with her early mornings she gets very scared of something and keeps saying she is not well, but she is unable to tell me what it is, as you all are probably aware trying to understand someone with Dementia can be very hard sometimes. I put music on for her and she seems to forget that she said she was not well and becomes happier, all very confusing for me.
     

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