I read a lot on Alz websites and resources about incontinence or when your loved one does want to go to the bathroom. What about when their brain no longer registers the need for the restroom or how to use it when you get there? Mom wears a pullup with an additional pad all day and night. Most mornings when she gets up and is taken into the restroom, nothing happens. After 10-14 hours of not toilet action overnight. Then she might have a big accident 30 minutes later with no idea that her pull-up and pants are soaked.
I guess maybe at this point many other patients are already in a facility that helps with this since it's a daily issue. Mom is still living at home with my dad as her caregiver. We are not ready to put her in a facility. She can't do anything on her own and needs directions for everything. Other than her not having any memory at all, incontinence and bathroom is the main thing that has become a big problem.
There may be products we haven't used yet that are super absorbent that she could wear all day. At this point care has become all about taking her to the bathroom at regular intervels. Not so she will use the toilet, because she usually doesn't do anything once she is sitting in there, but just to check if she is dry/clean and make necessary changes.
This is our current reality at this stage, but I just thought I'd share in case anyone has any tips, products or other recommendations. Thank you.