Mom, 85, is perhaps midstage with dementia. She's had weekly bouts of bad diarrhea - and her ability to do even basic hygiene is slipping. I thought I had gotten her all bathed and washed and clothed after the last bout - then a few days later she asked me to adjust the time on her watch. OMG. The watch was encrusted with poop in every crook and cranny possible. I couldn't help myself - I threw the watch out (it was cheap, she's legally blind and can't read it, the band was beyond washable, and I was extremely grossed out). I bought her a new watch, which she still cannot read, and she's happy.
She now asks daily for her fancy rings to wear. The idea of having to clean poop from her rings is scary! She is wearing a simple but lovely gold band - but she wants her fancy diamond wedding ring and similar others back.