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Her bathroom has cupboard space which is above the toilet (an accident waiting to happen) but she doesn't use it because she can't see through the solid doors. The under sink area is not used due to same issue.


She has a chest of drawers, but has to look in each one until she finds what she is looking for, unless she gets sidetracked and finds something else.


She moves things around all the time and then can't find them. I have organized things so she can call and ask where they are, but by that time they have been moved.


I have considered open cube-type shelving or wall mounted open shelves for the bathroom, if the facility will allow it.


Any suggestions?


Thank you!

I would say to take the doors off the cabinet but if no lid on toilet, like u said, accident waiting to happen. Be gladd she won't open doors. Then you can put Depends under there and she won't get to them.

Shelf sounds like a good idea. 3M has come out with smaller hooks that you can use to mount it and not put holes in the wall. Been using them at nephews apartment.

I hung Moms clothes up in sets. Her top, pants and bra were all on one hanger. Easier for aides to dress her. Not sure what you are going to do about her moving things around. Something they do. Mom was never a nick nack person so had none of them around. Had a small bookcase with her box of cards and her Bible. Less is best.
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Kathy2000 Mar 24, 2019
Thank you JoAnn29. I also think less might be better but I hate taking everything away. She has less and less all the time.
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I put labels on the cabinet doors and drawers for my mother with MCI and short term memory problems. I even put HELP labels on the security system's panic buttons. I think in early dementia your mother should be able to still read labels too. I also make sure her snacks and drink are always visible on a table or counter. I post large print memos on the walls of her bedroom and the exterior door of our home with things like how to call me on the cell phone (press YES, YES), my phone number and the street address. As long as your mother still understand what she reads, labels and notes can be bridges for her memory problems.
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Kathy2000 Mar 24, 2019
Good idea about the labels. I had not thought about that. Thank you TNtechie
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