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July 25 2022
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
It’s all about the pad 2
He’s got a buzzer
Deliberate? I don’t think so
A quick wash
How not to ask a question
Improving the quality and humanity of hospital care for people living with dementia.