My mom's memory care manager called me this afternoon and mom has been experiencing some bladder issues, and she wanted me to bring some type of incontinence brief and adult wipes tomorrow. She said that she was experiencing some bladder leakage, not that she didnt go to the bathroom. She has mixed dementia, vascular and Alzheimer's based on Brian MRI, so I guess this is another step down that path. I asked about whether it could be a UTI, but says no signs of that, no extra frequency or pain.
When she was home with me, there were occasional problems, usually from maybe waiting too long, and then oh, I need to hurry and just not making it. She never wet the bed, but I would occasionally find a wet spot on the floor like she got up to go and was disoriented and didnt make it, and twice she actually peed in the trash can! ( haven't figured that one out yet)
So what I am trying to figure out is which product to get. I dont think the described problem requires any max absorbency right now if she just needs the protection of occasional leaks and waiting too long. But she really doesn't understand the degree of her memory problems (shevwas wearing her coat inside the other day when I video called her, and she told me that she had just gotten home from work), so I dont envy them getting her to wear it. She is SUPER finicky about her underwear, I know because I've had to go store to store shopping with her. It cant be too tight on waist, legs cant bind, must be cotton, not nylon.. Product cant be scented, she's sensitive to that kind of thing.
She's 5 1", 125 lbs, and does carry some weight in her stomach area. But she purposely buys size 9 underwear, granny style briefs, no bikini, no hip hugger. I weigh a 100 lbs more than her, and wear a size smaller. So I dont know how we are going to get a brief she wont think is tight, yet is snug enough to work properly.
For now at least I need to take them something available in stores; I've seen some positive reviews of a product called Willow, but it's only mail order.