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Cut out coffee and apple juice, may help
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aramig77 Jan 29, 2019
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I understand that chili and garlic are the most common prompts for fecal incontinence in adults that don't have brain issues. I find that there is chili in so many things, you have to be really careful in reading ingredients lists. It's certainly worth doing this first. I'm still OK with garlic, but chili is deadly.
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I think this is something that is unavoidable, the brain changes that go with dementia cause more than memory problems, they eventually effect every system in the body. One way to cut down on bowel accidents is to pay attention to her diet (avoiding foods that might cause a blow out) and bowel routine. People tend to go at the same times each day, getting her on the toilet at those times may be all it takes to avoid a messy clean up. If you can't figure out her routine then routinely taking her for scheduled bathrooms breaks - definitely after meals but as often as every couple of hours - can help. It's not the same as true continence but even if you only time it right once in a while you'll have one less unpleasant change to do. Good luck.
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What does the doctor say concerning if this is a condition that can be overcome? Is this possible? Or do you need a plan in taking care of it as it’s now a part of life?
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