She cheerfully will wear Depends, but will pull them down and go to the bathroom anywhere. I thought of something like suspenders that would slow her down and give me time to get to her before she goes. I get up several times a night to take her to the bathroom and watch her like a hawk during the day, but she is so quick to pull them down I don't know what to do. I am so tired of cleaning it up and washing all her bedding and my nerves are bad from continually… read more
I put this on before and it works. Where my mom lived they simply put her pants on backwards and secured them with a belt. It worked like a charm. She tried to get them off and when she couldn’t she forgot about it.
Hi Laurita, @A myALZteam Member has suggested a onesies like clothing. I have looked them up as I feel I am close to this happening as well with my husband. I have seen some called dignity jumpsuits, anti-strip jumpsuits, and Alzheimer’s jumpsuit onesies. I found them on Amazon, Walmart, and adaptive clothing stores online. The suspenders clips sound great too. Hopefully you’ll find something that works for you.
Hi Laurita! I haven’t had this specific problem, but your mention of suspenders reminded me of a friend whose Dad had a similar issue and he discovered you can buy the clips that are used for suspenders separately from buying the suspenders themselves. That way, you could clip the depends to a tucked in shirt or a pair of pants without having to have the whole over-the-shoulder apparatus involved. Might be easier for both of you! Sending hugs and support!❤️
Do you have a potty chair? If misdirection isn’t helping, this might help you get her to go in the chair on time! I had similiar experience w my mom too!! I found myself crawling on the floor taking them off and cleaning her!! That was a pretty aweful stage she was in at the time! :( Although thr onesies might do the trick! ❤️🙏🏻