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He has urinated on himself in the bathroom five times in nine hours without changing. Called 911 two days ago since my husband was unresponsive, thought he might have a stroke. The ER tests showed he was fine, possibly a tia. He has been diagnosed with dementia 6 years ago. We have had our good and bad days since then. Since the ER visit he hasn't been the same. He is definitely responding differently to questions and situations. At two this morning I woke up and he was urinating through his shorts in front of the toilet even though he had lifted the toilet seat. He didn't want to change. He has done it four more times since then and still is wet and hasn't changed. When I try to persuade him he gets very agitated. Until now we have been able to get through whatever has come up, now I am at a total loss. Up to now he has had an very occasional bathroom mishap, nothing at all like this.

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Depends makes an item called Depend Guards that are used by males who are starting to become incontinent.... only problem would be getting him to use the product. Men are pretty proud and to have to wear something in their underwear is embarrassing to them.

Could it also be that he has to pee so quickly that he can't do what he would naturally do? The doctor could recommend a pill to relax his bladder.

If that doesn't work, remove all his undershorts and replace with Depends made for men... they are in grey color and he might not notice that they aren't regular undershorts.

Keep experimenting until you find something that will work.
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yep, shower with hand held attachment, that way you can just do the lower part of his body if he doesn't need a total shower. Do his undies too,they will be so wet then it's time for a change. This may break him of the habit if he does not like all the showering...give him the option- shower or pull down the undies! I would have him evaluated by a neurologist as well, maybe some different meds would help?
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It could also be the natural progression of his dementia. When someone has dementia they almost always reach a point where they become incontinent. This could be a new normal for him. It also sounds like he's had a change in status and he should see his Dr.
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I would absolutely call the doctor about this change in his cognition. A TIA is a small stroke so it could have some lingering effects.

Can you talk him into taking a shower? When he comes out, have some Depends for him to put on.

I think he needs a neurologist. Good luck.
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