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Hi, my name is mjo!
An adult member of my close family who has severe learning disabilities and almost no language lives in a registered care home with 24 hour but not night-waking support. She has all her life tended to have times of wakefulness during the night, when she pulls out her clothes and bedclothes and piles them on the floor. Over the last few months she has taken to urinating on them regularly and becomes distressed if people try to talk to her about it. She has been given a course of antibiotics in case it's caused by a UTI but there has been no improvement. There have also been several staff changes though the team is now more settled. Again, if anything the frequency of the behaviour has increased. Any suggestions? There has been an intensification of other challenging behavious too but this one completely stumps us. Neither the very caring support team nor I can think what to do!