My 94 year old mother is not incontinent but today (full moon issues) has forgotten how to use the bathroom. I walked her through the mechanics but she doesn't understand that she has to make herself urinate or defecate. She wants to go to the toilet every few minutes and is now wanting to find the "right one" that pulls it out of her. Any ideas? When is it appropriate to begin using Depends?
Given that this is happening today and the full moon is tomorrow - I know some folks don't believe that but we have it on record - she could be fine and back to normal quickly. In a case like that, how do I explain the Depends? I mentioned adult diapers to her and she was agreeable but she really has no idea what I'm talking about.