My mother has Alzheimer's (stage 6c) and was temporarily placed in a care home a couple months ago. While there, she developed incontinence. I am wondering if there is anyway to retrain her to use the restroom or at least alert someone when she needs to go. I know this is a long shot as I Have looked through hundreds of medical journals to no avail. Just thought I would throw it out there to the world wide web. Thanks in advance for any and all help
That is a symptom of magnesium deficiency. But you are somewhat unlikely to get supplements to her in a nursing facility. Doctors have no training in nutrition, but they can arrange a test if you demand it. Heart attack is another symptom, so you can discuss that angle with a doctor.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. I'm sorry your mother has Alzheimer's. It is a fatal illness and there is no where to go but down with this awful illness. I am not telling you something that you don't already know. I think you just havent resigned yourself to the reality of where it all leads. She needs to be in adult diapers. It only gets worse and that's why you need daily care for her or she needs to be in an Alzheimer's care unit for her own safety and yours. If she sundowns then she has to be watched at night.
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