Hi everyone I'm a bit confused ... we recently had to move my elderly mum in with us because she lived a great distance away and was not coping at home alone, despite having an army of carers coming in daily. She is 87 and suffers from memory problems. She has NOT been diagnosed with dementia and has attended a memory clinic regularly. They have assured me they dont think she has dementia, although she has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. The problem is that when she goes to the loo, she often manages to get poo all over the place - it is often smeared on the loo seat, the sink and the towels. I dont know what on earth she is doing nor how she manages to get it everywhere. I'm sure she is unaware of this and would be mortified if she realised. She does sometimes suffer with constipation and has some meds to take for this, which I give her. I have taken to checking the loos everytime she uses them, but I cant follow her around all the time as I am out at work 4 mornings a week. My husband has noticed this too and is none too happy about it obviously. I am having to wash my towels almost on a daily basis as I keep noticing suspicious brown smears on them. Quite honestly, I 'm worried for our health - if she is going around unwittingly with poo on her hands and then touching cups, plates, magazines etc. then it could be risky for us. She's no doubt immune to it (when she lived alone her house was pretty filthy and the toilets/bathroom were revolting - I had to clean them up before I would dare venture in to use them!) She honestly doesnt seem to notice it! When she was younger the house was always clean. I am not sure mentioning it to her would help - she'd just forget! Any advice would be welcome.