Sometimes we have to use sneaky or deceptive tactics when caring for LO's with dementia, either for their own good or safety or the sake of our own sanity or peace of mind. We recently had to restrict MIL to Depends and commode-with-assistance ONLY because the transfer from wheelchair to toilet has become too much of a fall risk. But of course she'd forget when we weren't around and try to go in there anyway, so we came up with the oh-so-clever idea of taping an "out of order" sign to the bathroom door (AND another one on the wall next to the toilet in case she missed the one on the door) hoping it would discourage her. It seems to be working...but now she's starting to wonder what we're doing with the waste when the commode bucket gets emptied (she only has one bathroom). Oooops.
Ever had one of your "clever ploys" backfire on you?