Bathroom & Toilet
HOW CAN I DEAL WITH THE TOILET AND BATHROOM PROBLEMS
THAT COME WITH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S?
Comfort, safety and personal dignity are key considerations for a person with dementia toileting and bathroom problems. The ability to take a bath or shower is essential to stay clean and should be a safe, pleasurable experience which dementia friendly bathroom products such as shower seats or coloured grab rails can help to deliver.
Going to the toilet is also a potential source of anxiety and a dementia friendly, coloured toilet seat, for example, will make it a more comfortable experience and help with incontinence problems. A high visibility sign may also help them to find the toilet, even in a home where a person has lived for years.
MAKING THE BATHROOM SAFE
Choosing the right aids can make bathing safer and easier, increase confidence, and reduce the opportunities for mishaps and prolong independence. If you want some ideas, our article will help you make the right decisions.