Hi Careblazer! Welcome to the place where we talk about everything dementia! In today’s video, I’m talking about the toileting problems that happen with dementia. Did you know that one of the main reasons family members place their loved ones with dementia in nursing homes is because of bathroom issues. It can be pretty challenging to constantly clean up after someone who isn’t able to use the bathroom properly.
In this video, I share 4 different ways to consider trying if your loved one is starting to have trouble with using the bathroom. I hope one of them can be helpful to you. I’d also really like to hear about any tips or strategies you’ve been using. Leave a comment below and help other Careblazers out.
I’ll be back next week, Careblazer. Until then, keep up the good work!
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In case you haven’t met me, my name is Natali Edmonds and I am a board certified geropsychologist. That means that I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with older adults. In my job, I help people with dementia, and their caregivers, by visiting them in their own homes and helping them cope through the many struggles of caring for someone with dementia. I have always wanted to help more people than is possible for me in a work day. One day, while hiking a trail, I came up with the idea for Careblazers and I decided to see if posting videos online could provide help to the many other Careblazers in the world who don’t get to have help come directly to them in their homes. This channel is for anyone caring for a loved one with any type of dementia (Frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.) I do this in my spare time. I hope that this work helps you in some way on your caregiving journey.