My mother-in-law wets herself and then refuses to change her clothes, how can I get her to change so she doesn’t smell?
Prior to me writing this this is how the conversation went.
"Mum, your skirt is very wet at the back"
She replied. "Yes, I know. I have just been up stairs, so I'm not going up again.
I said." If you sit down in your chair it will also get wet, so what do you think would be better to do"?
"I'll see to it later" She replied.
My husband then said she should go change now as her chair will begin to smell as so will she if she doesn't go change. she ignored him but her attitiude suggests that she just doesn't care.
She uses incontinence pads and I have throw away cover sheets for her chair, but unless I clean after her she would just sit in the wet all day every day. It was so bad earlier that she was actually dripping all over the floor and had to mop up after her. We have been told that she is in the early stages of Altzhiemers, but this problem is getting worse. When it comes to food or money or what is on the TV she is on the ball, but her personal hygene she just doesn't care anymore, and the more we ask her the more she fights against us.