I've noticed lately that my grandmother has not been peeing like she used to. She is 91, bedridden with dementia.
I'm told by her doctor that the part of her brain that sends the signal that her bladder is full is deteriorating.
I really would prefer not to get a catheter just yet as the risk of infection is so high so she wears adult diapers and I change her frequently, I don't mind that.
I've taken to stimulating her with wet wipes when I see her stomach looking a little distended and it works but today I haven't had any success since this afternoon.
She has no fever, great appetite and her urine is a good colour so I doubt it's an infection.
Anyone ever dealt with this before? And is there anything else I can do that will stimulate her urination?
I see tons of articles about incontinence but not this.
Someone suggested putting her hand or foot in some warm water, I'll try that but in the meantime anything you can suggest would be welcome.
Thank you in advance .