My mother is 87 years old and she's had dementia for a couple of years now. She has the usual symptoms: memory loss, agitation, mania, distrust/paranoia, and violence. She's been diagnosed with UTI (urinary tract infection) before and took antibiotics. Lately, she is going through some severe constipation. She takes Miralax, which helps a little bit. The problem is she keeps getting the sensation that she needs to move her bowels, every 5 minutes! On one single day, she would go to the bathroom more than 50 times in a row, only a couple of times did she see some actual stool. By the way, she has to use her finger to manually evacuate (also known as digital assistance). Could her dementia be disrupting her bowel movement signals and causing her to think she needs to go? The brain can really play tricks on you!