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Michelle
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Yes my mother gets it too both diarrhea and the incontinence. Learned a few foods she can't eat salsa anything too spicy and anything too sweet like cake icing she immediately has an accident and several after. Also certain coffee creamers. We also caught her eating stuff off the floor or when she sits outside(i.e rocks, dirt, China berries) drinking soap contact solution, which we think also contributes to it. We have to keep all liquid items out of her reach. We didn't even realize she had been drinking the things she was until we notice the were becoming empty fast with no use.
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Mike Gamble

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Hi Michelle,

Is your mother living with you? From what you said, I'm guessing that she is and has developed some form of dementia.

I strongly recommend that she be evaluated by a geriatric care manager. A care manager can assess your mother’s needs and develop a plan of care, subject to approval by your mother’s physician, and recommend the most appropriate living arrangement for her. This health care professional, typically a nurse or social worker, can also arrange, monitor, or coordinate long-term care services. You can find more information at the Aging Life Care Association website. 

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