Although my mom is not incontinent, she doesn't have the same toileting skills as she used to and consequently, we've had to move to Depends. She is fighting me tooth and and nail. If I would have given her that smart aleck attitude when I was young, I would have been spanked.
Feeling pissed on and pissed off
Seriously though... I kept trying to come up with 'new ideas' to help keep Mom clean and happy, so that was one of many I tried.
And since you mentioned that she was going more frequently, please have her tested for a UTI. (urinary tract infection). I know this may seem excessive, but I would document when Mom went to the bathroom,and if her habits were off, we would do a urine test to see if she developed a UTI.
ALSO: I did a quick search and saw that Hartmann USA has a product called Lady Dignity Washable Panties with Built-In Protective Pouch! Worth a look! (I used Allegro medical com for my products for Mom)
As far as the survey idea, my mom was a stay at home mom all of her life (a great one) and basically never did anything she didn't want to do. Her response, if I were to ask, would be to decline. She would say someone else can do it. That idea would have worked with my dad (he died of Alzheimer's when he was 71) because he was a biology teacher and anything experimental would have fit right in.
At this point, I've become the "underwear police" and I've told her she is not allowed out of her room unless she has them on. She's quite mad at me but if I learned anything from her as I grew up, it is that you must provide a disciplinary action that is suitable and that you are willing to uphold and then stick to it. I guess we will see who is more stubborn? :)
1. How well do they fit?
2. How comfortable are they?
3. What about how well they work?
4. You come up with some questions of your own LOL
As you can see if they feel they have some 'input' (pardon the pun) they may not be so annoyed by the product.
Even if you get negative responses, just have her 'review' the NEXT pair, since they are slightly different.
p.s. My mother hated the "tabbed" diaper type undies. She would take a swipe at the assistant when they tried to help her OUT of her 'undies' When I suggested the 'pull up' type, Mom was no where NEAR as combative! hmmmm.... Perhaps the 'Depend' company needs to come up with more STYLISH undies for the elderly?
to Gush Incontinent (2-3 loads per day). Everyone, please wear (deep--but any shade of) purple (will do) on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, to show awareness of World Alzheimer's Day. Thx.