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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:34 PM
Joined: 9/13/2017
Posts: 1

 My 80 year mother in law stays with us a few weeks at a time to visit and I notice that after she takes a bath sometimes we find these little brown splatters in the tub. Sometimes they are higher on the tub also. I don't know what's going on. Is she using the bathroom in our tub or not wiping and just using the shower to clean up. I don't know if she's getting dementia or something. She never used to do this before. I also don't want to offend her about it. Please help, I'm clueless on what to do.
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:14 AM
Joined: 7/12/2017
Posts: 30

Look for other could be serious or it could be lack of control of her coordination and reach "back there"...also, if she has bowel issues, it could be suggestion is a physical with some cogenative questions (and don't go for the classics, in my experience people "know" the answers)...don't assume the "worst" but look for all possible answers
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:26 PM
Joined: 8/18/2017
Posts: 27

gubblebumm's advice is good.  You might also try to get the physical done by a geriatric specialist - medicine is decidedly different for the elderly.

BTW, I believe she meant "cognitive" instead of "cogenative" questions.  If you're really concerned as regards her mental state, you could have her examined by a neurologist or sociologist specializing in this area.  That may be the best way to settle your mind - and your mother-in-law's.

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