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the humor is really depreciated when you have to explain it ..
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Sendme2help, don't feel bad, you're in good company because at first no one is an expert. You learn from life experience as you go through this life. As one old song says, "Life's a dance, you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Don't worry about what you don't know, life's a dance you learn as you go". I don't recall the artist, but they do have a point. We all go through this life learning as we go, (it's kind of like a dance). We will all face new challenges in this life, but we learn from experience.
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buy some of that used hydraulic oil from the spambot who occasionally appears on here . according to him the stuff is multi purpose . it'll do everything from curing your S. A . D . to enhancing your manhood .
im helping install a hot tub right now . ive paired the process up with some david coe lyrics and a little singing while pointing at various jets and speakers .
this wi - lll
rub your feet
beat your me*t
clean your fingernails .
laugh at jokes
light your smokes
lay you down some rai-llls .

eh , i dont expect anyone to get it . they arent on my planet ..
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Start preparing her toothbrush ahead of time and placing it on a dish or somewhere nearby. (Be sure to use the toothpaste.).

Remove the tube of face cream to another room, to use together with the cosmetics.

If this doesn't help, and she accidentally uses the toothpaste on her face, then remove both, supervise her use, providing the correct tube at the right time.

Not everything has to be in the bathroom. I learned this doing without a bathroom sink for about 10 months. Now I see that uncluttered and almost bare, with few essentials is best in the bathroom.

It might be time to remove other products stored in the bathroom which would be unsafe for her to use.

Sorry that I am not a dementia expert.
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I don't know the extent of your mom's condition, but the trouble with confusion in some seniors is that it's often caused by mental decline or dementia that is not easily remedied. For example, reminding people who have brain issues, doesn't help most of the time, because they keep forgetting. Writing things down may not help either, because the information gets mixed up and doesn't process right. And often, no matter how simple you make it, it might not process for them. That's why I suggested supervision. She may do well if you hand it to her and have her then apply her cream or brush her teeth.

Leaving it to her may no longer be an option. You can try a few things and see. I would just keep in mind that she may have limitations that can't be remedied.
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Well, I'm glad it's not the preparation H! Yes, I heard of that one. What you can do is put up the face creams if your bathroom happens to have one of those built-in cabinets. If not, there should be some kind of toilet side storage caddy to store all of the extras. That way, you can keep only the toothpaste on the back of the sink. If the tooth paste is the only thing on the back of the sink besides the handwashing soap, its much harder to get them confused.
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All good ideas,don't really have anything constructive to add. I think the best thing to do is buy the toothpaste in a can type dispenser. It may be getting to the time when Mom's routine has to be supervised.
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I like the toothpaste that comes in a sort of triangle shape and sits on it;s lid.. Looks nothing like face cream!! Or maybe get cream in a jar, or put it in one if if it doesn't come that way?
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Put large labels on each and write in different colors what each is for. You could also add a little drawing (or photos if you can find them) of a face and some teeth to help.
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I would accompany her to the bathroom and assist her with it. It sounds like she's having trouble that could be resolved with that kind of oversight. Or you might put her face cream in her bedroom on her dresser and keep the toothpaste in the bathroom with her toothbrush.
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There are times I hope my Dad doesn't use his hair gel from the tube onto this toothbrush. Both tubes are the same color.

When that time comes, I would look for a toothbrush holder that has a space for the toothpaste .... and I would buy a toothpaste brand that has a different color tube.
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