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always check info that comes with newly prescribed drugs and ask questions before administering
Remove ALL "Essential oil" products from his home.
2. Also please evaluate for a UTI.
Good luck to you.
I dont have this problem but to insure I can sleep thru the night without having to get up I stop all fluilds at about 5:30
There are alarms you can get that will go off so hopefully he will wake up to go to the bathroom instead of sleeping thru it. Check your pharmacy
My mother would have UTIs several times/year, but was able at that time to identify it and get tested/treated. After moving her to MC, her first UTI resulted in severe sun-downing. We had to use anti-anxiety meds along with antibiotic until it cleared.
When she moved there, she was still mobile and able to do most self care. It was mainly to ensure her safety and having better nutrition. It was a while before we switched to briefs (swapped out all underwear, no discussion!) Most of her "accidents" were due to being unable to get her clothes off/down fast enough so we were getting extra carpet cleaning charges. At about 2+ years, she started using a rollator, but was still okay.
The second UTI resulted in night time bed wetting! REALLY soaking the bed. She is also still pretty much "continent" during the day. She is now 97, and still will go if taken in time to the bathroom (she's now in a wheelchair, mainly due to lack of use she's no longer able/willing to stand or walk.) I believe she had a second one, which also resulted in bed-wetting. Once the UTIs were resolved, this subsided.
I would definitely check for UTI. It's easy enough, not expensive and can help avoid a lot of testing and other interventions! Anytime something changes suddenly, behavior, demeanor, eating, drinking, incontinence, i would recommend checking. UTIs show up oddly in elders and esp in those with dementia.
(NOTE: I was a HUGE skeptic when I first joined the forum and read all the comments suggesting UTIs. I am no longer a skeptic!!!)
If the OP's husband has full mobility, it might be possible to set an alarm clock for specific times to get him awake so he can go to the bathroom. It might even be possible to do this is such a way that the OP herself isn't disturbed or awakened by this. Of course a medical checkup may result in a definite solution, but in any case preventing "accidents" is probably easier than cleaning up afterwards.
Do Not drink any fluids after 7 PM and at night, use a thicker pad inside of his nighttime Adult Pull Ups.
I am hoping that my husband will never have number 2 in bed every night. The stress of the cleaning up nightly would kill me.
Absorbent under pad. Much more absorbent than a towel.
Make sure the pad you are putting in the incontinent brief is one that does not have a waterproof lining on the back And by using 2 incontinent briefs you are not getting the second one to absorb much since the one closest to him has a leakproof backing on it most of the fluid will leak around the second one and run out by the leg opening.
Have you tried getting him up a few hours after he goes to be do void again? If he goes to bed at 10 pm if you can get him up around midnight that might help. And getting him up early to go again.
A bedside urinal or commode will make it easier.
Cut back on fluids after about 7 or 8 pm.
I see several others have mentioned medications that may help, discuss these with his doctor.
A condom catheter might also work but only if he will leave it alone.
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Try reducing his fluids after dinnertime.