My mother is 86 and now has started urinating on the floor and pooping inside of buckets. She has dementia and at this point I don't know what to do. I started getting a bit angry at her and as I was explaining to her that she has to use the toilet, I felt as if I was talking to a baby, she didn't understand me. So now, I'm seeing the new reality and I'm being more compassionate and kind to her, so the my anger is out the door. She also has the worst sleep patterns, she sleeps very little and is up at the crack of dawn.
I'm self employed working from home and I was OK taking care of her before she had this decline. I need to get some information as to what happens next and her future as an elderly dementia person. What is my next step? I love my mother very much and are very appreciative of all the hard work she did while raising us kids. Thank you so much.