He'll even keep reusing the Depends. He'll take off the wet underpants, put on clean underpants, and put same Depends back on. My mom is washing 9 pairs of underpants most days. Their washing machine is downstairs and going up and down the stairs is getting difficult for her at 85 years of age. It seems like the cost of Depends is his issue. They still live in their own house and don't know exactly what she says, but my mom tells me they have argued about it many times and she doesn't know what else to say. When he first started to wear Depends, it was because he couldn't get to toilet in time. Now he is losing (or has lost) the feeling that he needs to use the toilet. So far he is able to clean himself up.