During the holidays we were traveling to NC to visit family. On our way down, at the very first rest stop, my mom (mid stage ALZ) all of a sudden forgot how to use the toilet. She didn't know how to sit down, she would just stand there and instead bend over and hang her head. I tried to help her but she resisted. I had to literally push her down to get on the toilet. She became, and still becomes upset when I have to do this. She had this trouble the whole time while in NC. We got back home after a week and it's still the same. There are times where she just goes with no problem, but it's not often.
I show her pictures of someone on the toilet, I demonstrate sitting on the toilet and a chair to simulate the act of squatting down. Nothing. I am not sure if this a new permanent thing we now have to tackle but I want to try my best to get her back to the way she was.
She will now be limited on how long she can go out with friends (a very active social life), since people will not want to push her down and feel like they are hurting her. I know I need to stay on top of it and just keep trying but if anyone has any advice or was in a similar situation please let me know.