I am a caregiver for 8 years for mom who has dementia. My mom goes to bathroom all the time. If she go to bathroom by herself she will miss up the bathroom everywhere (floor, walls....etc) and herself. I put a detector for a full year so I can wake up at night when she goes to bath room and help her, However this is make me not to sleep more than 3 hours a night which caused me to have chronic fatigue and being ill. Someone close to me suggest to lock the bathroom at night since she is wearing diapers and this is will save my insanity and allow me sleep at night at least 5 hours. I thought about it that if I lock the bathroom at night will it not affect mom since mom she will have dirty diaper even if she go to bathroom many time. In addition many times at night I try to take mom to bathroom she refuse stubbornly and she would rather to sleep than go to bathroom regardless of the result ( ..you know what do I mean).
Please give me an advice is this will affect mom dementia , her mentality or her feelings. . Am I hurting mom feelings if I do that?