Sorry, this is not a pleasant subject but.....My mum is in a care home and is well looked after but one thing worries me. She appears to be badly constipated quite a bit of the time. I know this because she appears bothered by it and wants to touch her bottom. I mention it frequently to the staff. One or two make light of it but they mostly give her a laxative when I mention the problem. The manager makes vague noises about perhaps taking her to the doctor, but I get the feeling they think I am making a bit of a fuss. Is constipation normal in moderate to severe Alzheimers'? And what is the best thing to do? Thanks! Spongecake.