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You can get plastic mattress covers to protect the mattress. They go on first, then sheet over that. Should prevent him from removing it and probably won't know it's there. Of course it won't protect the sheet, so sheet will be wet and require washing.
* When a person has dementia, you can't 'get him to ... ' anything, necessarily and most likely not; you need to find alternatives to managing his behavior (i.e., writing us here !)
* Sometimes you cannot do what is needed; in this situation, in terms of him undressing and/or leaving his pads on.
- You might check on him more often, if possible.
- You might want to consider placing him in a care residency where they will check in on him regularly (memory care, while expensive, I believe most check on residents every couple of hours - you need to ask).
* When my client did this recently, her medication had to be adjusted and her rocking chair was ruined and had to be tossed out, for a plastic-type chair.
* WHAT I SUGGEST YOU DO NOW is order a plastic waterproof bed / mattress cover And, if necessary cover it with a regular fitted sheet so he won't know it is there. I put one of those on my massage table . . . just in case.
* You might want to be 'ringers' on the mattress to alert you when he takes the pads off, but this will likely just keep you up all night and do little to no good.
* Some mattresses may be treated nowadays although I wouldn't depend on that - you do not want urine going on the mattress so get a plastic fitted mattress cover.
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Put him in an overnight Depends with a booster pad for extra absorbency:
Get Medline Xtrasorb pads which hold a lot of liquid and place them under the fitted sheet as well as above it:
The mattress itself should be covered with a waterproof cover/protector:
As for his clothes - you could try the anti strip clothing available from shops like silverts or buck and buck, basically a onesie that fastens in back.