Hi, looking for advice on a toileting issue. I'm the caregiver of my 80 year old mom (mid stage Alzheimer) who is going to need help in the bathroom soon. She's had 2 UTI's in the last 3 months.
She goes to the bathroom between 20-30 times a day. She's been checked by a urologist and he said physically she is fine so I know the constant need to go is related to the dementia and her inability to do things on her own. I also think part of it is boredom and using the bathroom is something she still knows how to do. I've tried engaging her in activities at home but she's not interested (she does attend senior daycare 12 hours a week and I take her out daily to run errands).
When at home she wanders the house aimlessly, stopping to go to the bathroom. I have no problem helping her with bathroom hygiene but not 20 plus times a day. Do I lock the bathrooms (suggestions welcome on a convenient way to do this!) and put her on a toileting schedule?