There is no "figuring out" Alzheimer's. Once you think you have, things change.
Our water comes from a well so we need to watch the amount of water we use. Plus, as a concern for our planet, we try to conserve water.
Sometimes Pat forgets she went to the bathroom so she will go in 5 or 6 times before bed. We have told her a hundred times not to flush when she just goes pee, but she always does. It's not her fault that she doesn't remember. To help her, Mark made a sign that read: Don't flush when you pee.
As harmless as this sign was, it created a world of problems. She got incredibly confused, and everytime she went in to the bathroom, she would come back out and ask what she was supposed to do. Finally I removed the sign.
I thought removing the sign would make things go back to normal, but she rememberd that sign! This morning she was very upset because she thought we were against her and didn't want her to go to the bathroom. We expected her to just forget about the sign, like she does with everything else, but she didn't. There is just no rhyme or reason with Alzheimer's!