The person I am caring for is experiencing incontinence and having some bathroom accidents. How can I help them?
At some point in the disease progression the brain begins to either not receive the messages from the bladder and bowels that they are full or the brain misunderstands the messages received. Keeping the person that you are caring for on a strict bathroom schedule, restricting liquids, in addition to perhaps medication changes can help with this personal issue. This video can help explain the steps to help a person living with dementia be most successful in using the bathroom and help them preserve their dignity as their body mechanics change.