How does the Alzheimer Functional Assessment Tool measure toileting abilities?

Updated: Nov 13, 2019
  • Author: Norberto Alvarez, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Toileting is measured by the following:

  1. Can use bathroom in familiar and unfamiliar environments independently

  2. Goes to the toilet independently or asks staff to assist; may need reminders to use toilet paper and wash hands

  3. Has occasional toileting accidents; needs verbal reminders

  4. Needs staff to take to the bathroom on a schedule; remains continent 90% of the time

  5. Needs staff to take to the bathroom on a schedule; remains continent 50% of the time or less

  6. No bowel or bladder control; may require frequent changing or special clothing (eg, pads, diapers)


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