My mother is 79 has various medical conditions including very mild dementia. She is currently on some medications that cause her to have to urinate and have bowel movements more often than normal; however that is not where the problem is....She goes to the bathroom or asked to be taken to the bathroom literally every 10-15 minutes. She has to have assistance getting to the bathroom and often will not wait. On Wednesday a trip to the bathroom, unassisted, caused her to fall and break her leg. While in the hospital she has asked to use the restroom so much that they finally put an external catheter. Well that has become entertainment for her and she "shows off" to visitors by urinating and telling them to watch! She will ask to have a bed pan as well, with company, and try to have a bowel movement with them in the room. If she's not asking to go to the bathroom or using the restroom she telling everyone about it...in detail. I'm over it and get very frustrated and tell her I don't want to hear about. Sometimes I just leave the room. I'm wondering several things: 1) is she using it as way to get attention and have people constantly in her room. 2) is it a way to have physical contact from others and 3) if we should limit how often she goes (within reason of course). She normally likes a lot of attention and this definitely gets people's attention for a sustained period. So frustrated!!