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Toileting at Home

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Posted August 6, 2013

 

  • Look for signs that your parent may need to use the bathroom. Fidgeting, pulling at clothes, agitation. The more you anticipate this need, the easier it usually is.
  • Leaving the bathroom door open can help with the visual cue that the bathroom is free. Simply being able to see the toilet may be a visual reminder.
  • Keeping track of when accidents occur, if they do, may help you figure out the triggers for those and prevent them in the future.
  • Because of the sensitivity of this issue, it may help to have the family member who attends to this issue be of the same gender as the person needing help.

Source: HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

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