Re: Alzheimer's and trouble with bowel movements
Hi Leslie Jo -- sorry you are having to cope with this weird symptom. It was terribly wrong for her doctor to yell at you! I'd like to see HIM take care of an AD patient for one whole day!
My Mom had strange things happening with her BMs as she got worse and worse with her AD. She never actually said she was not having normal bowel movements. Yet, I used to find poop on the bathroom floor, once just in front of the bathroom sink quite a way from the toilet. I asked her, but she denied it was hers. (no one else but us used the one bathroom in the apartment). I thought maybe it was in her panties and she let it fall, but who knows?
Has anyone actually SEEN her ''pulling it out?" Or is this a strange fantasy/made up story as so often AD patients have?
In any case, don't you think it is time for her to be in around the clock care in a facility which specializes in these cases? I am pretty sure every nurse on the Alzheimer unit will know exactly what you are talking about, even if the doctors shrug it off...
Last edited by Martha H; 06-14-2008 at 07:04 PM.