My 89-year-old mother has mild dementia and night time urinary incontinence. Lately, when she wakes up to change between midnight and 2 a.m., she thinks it's morning and she showers to "get ready for the day." Most of the time, something wakes me up and I put her back to bed, but she's unsteady on her feet and I'm worried for her safety.
The behavior is firmly stuck in her mind and nothing I have tried to break the habit works. She won't look at the clock, won't read the sign I posted on the shower door. It used to be once a night, but last night it happened twice.
Any suggestions so that we can both get the rest we need?