I have to share that I'm just so thankful for the modern conveniences of adult diapers and plastic-lined bed pads when dealing with incontinence. My mom takes advantage of both of these luxuries. But, she was telling me that when her grandma lived with them when she was a child, she was incontinent, and her mom got so frustrated trying to clean up after grandma (I can only imagine). Also, I read the book "Heidi" to my daughter, and I couldn't help but wonder how the old bed-bound grandma dealt with bathroom issues? She slept on a bed of straw...how in the world did people deal with incontinence back then? Can you imagine the smell? I truly am thankful for the modern conveniences when dealing with aging parents and grandparents. I just can't imagine how difficult it must have been.