Vascular dementia symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or having slow thoughts. But you could also be at risk of the brain condition if you have this toilet sign. “People with dementia can experience difficulties with using the toilet,” said the Alzheimer’s Society.
“A person with dementia is more likely to have accidents, problems with the toilet or incontinence than a person of the same age who doesn’t have dementia.
“The reasons for this can include failing to get to the toilet in time for example, because of mobility problems
There are several different types of urinary incontinence. Probably the most common form in people with dementia is an overactive bladder.
“This gives the feeling of a sudden and intense need to go, and frequent urination.”
Women are also more likely to have urinary incontinence as they get older, it said.
They’re at risk of stress incontinence - when a cough, sneeze or laugh causes a small leak of urine.