What to do with lose bowel with someone who has dementia and diabetes?  Low potassium levels can cause diarrhea. Email motherhealth@gmail.com if you have an answer as one of our clients have this case.

I remembered caring for a male client with pancreatic cancer and on dextrose (salt, sugar, water) in the hospital 3 days before he died. His liquid poop is similar to that of a newborn , towards the end it is so dark in color.

While some are constipated , our brain controls our movement and during the last stage of a our disease, we have poor bowel function.

What will the effect be when using activated charcoal and or potassium and magnesium rich diet of veggies in this scenario?

Some have good appetite while others cannot swallow. A client becomes eligible for hospice care when he/she cannot swallow.

Some clients in care homes are still able to swallow but immobile during the last stage of their Alzheimer that their family then decides to expire them with sublingual morphine.

Many times, even with sublingual morphine it takes more than a week for some. We trained our caregivers to be at their side, massaging them or just praying with them.

Remember that during the last stage of our lives, the last sense to go is the sense of hearing.

Connie

Is something in your diet causing diarrhea? – Harvard Health

https://www.health.harvard.edu/digestive…/is-something-in-your-diet-causing-diarrhe…

Jul 12, 2016 – Diarrhea may be caused by a number of factors. When it comes to diet, foods that are sugary, fatty, spicy, or fried can cause loose stools or make them worse.…

Diet for Eldery Patients With Diarrhea | LIVESTRONG.COM

https://www.livestrong.com › Diseases and Conditions

Aug 14, 2017 – American adults experience on average one episode of acute diarrhea every year, according to The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Diarrhea, described as loose, watery stools, is a common health complaint that affects people of all ages, including seniors. Some seniors may …

Could mom’s diarrhea be caused by her dementia? – AgingCare.com

https://www.agingcare.com/…/seniors-diarrhea-caused-by-dementia-154614.htm

Dec 3, 2012 – My mother-in-law had the same problem for quite a while. This was when she was still getting around on her own. It took a couple of months to figure it out. She had a stash of Ducolax laxatives tucked away in a kitchen cabinet. The diarrhea cleared right up after that discovery! You just never know what …

Missing: potassium

Factors associated with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in …

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082750/

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Apr 21, 2011 – AIM: To investigate clinical characteristics associated with the presence of irritable bowelsyndrome (IBS) symptoms in hemodialysis (HD) patients. …. Symptoms of IBS were more frequent in patients with a post-hemodialysis potassium level ≤ 3.5 mEq/L than in subjects with potassium > 3.5 mEq/L. Also …

Low Potassium: Hypokalemia Symptoms, Causes, Levels & Treatment

https://www.medicinenet.com/low_potassium_hypokalemia/article.htm

Learn about low potassium (hypokalemia) causes like vomiting, diarrhea, medications, laxatives, diuretics, renal disease and more. Symptoms, diagnosis, diet, levels, side effects, and treatment information is provided.

Dementia and Bladder and Bowel Control · Continence Foundation of …

https://www.continence.org.au/factsheet.php?id=538

People with dementia have memory loss. They may be confused and not know where they are. This confusion can cause bladder and bowel control problems or make the problems worse. People withdementia may have trouble with: knowing they need to pass urine or empty their bowels; holding on until they get to the …

Missing: potassium

Alzheimer’s Disease And Incontinence – Bladder & Bowel Community

https://www.bladderandbowel.org › Associated Illness

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, which is caused by a physical disease of the brain. It is a progressive illness, which causes loss of memory, judgment and language. Between 60 – 70% of those with Alzheimer’s will go on to suffer from incontinence issues. Incontinence should not be considered …

Missing: potassium

How Do You Know that a Person is the Last Stages of Alzheimer’s?

https://www.caring.com › … › End-Stage Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Oct 27, 2017 – When a person with dementia reaches the advanced or end stage of Alzheimer’s disease, he or she usually displays the following physical and cognitive signs:

Eldercare At Home: Diarrhea > Resources > Health in Aging

www.healthinaging.org › Resources

Understanding the Problem Diarrhea is the passing of three or more loose or watery stools per day, or a definite decrease in consistency and increase in frequency of bowel movements based upon what is usual for the individual. (Simply put, diarrhea is when a person goes to the bathroom more often.

[PDF]Wrestling With Dementia anD Death – Dementia Australia

https://www.dementia.org.au/files/…/Alzheimers-Australia-Numbered-Publication-34….

Wrestling. With Dementia. anD Death a rePOrt FOr alzheimer’s australia. PaPer 34 june, 2013. By PrOFessOr jenny aBBey …. They also often supply outreach palliative care services. Incontinence. Incontinence is the loss of control of bladder and/or bowel function. Palliative approach. A focus on comfort and care of an …