I am new to this as only been caring for my mother for the last 6 months.
She is diagnosed as mild/moderate Vascular dementia with Alzheimer's.
I wanted to know if anyone on the forum has any experience with the following.
She has been using 8 to 9 toilet rolls in a 24 hour period! Constant visits to the toilet! I don't think she actually does any thing on most occasions! She does not use the loo at night very much as sleeps quite well! Most of the visits are in the day time 6 to eight times an hour. She lives in an annex joined to our house, when she comes in with my wife & I on a Saturday night for a meal she very rarely uses the toilet & she is with us for about 3 to 4 hours.
We have a lady PA that comes in for 1 hour a day 5 days a week to give me a break & to shower her. The PA has noticed that my mother is constantly rubbing & drying her genital area with the toilet roll! Also on one visit the PA showered mother & dried her put her underpants on then left the room to get some more clothes. On her return to the bathroom mother had removed her underpants & was drying herself again with the towel.
I am really confused as to this strange behaviour! Also the water bill is getting very expensive & mother has blocked the toilet twice so far.
We have been to see her GP about it & to check for infection, not much help there! No infection.
Please help with any suggestions or if you have experienced any thing similar.