Talking Heads

This short video depicts both men and women using terms for going to the toilet. It is designed to give insight into the many phrases, some of which can be seen as crude, that are used.

Key action points

  • There are many variations to describe this basic bodily function
  • Some terms are not in common ‘everyday’ use; observe for non-verbal cues
  • Some people living with dementia may use ‘inappropriate’ language; do not admonish them just clarify their need