My mom, recently diagnosed with dementia and ALZ, has had fecal incontenence for a couple of years now (apparently not as uncommon as one would think...). She's finally at the point where she's willing to do a colonoscopy which will be done next month, thankfully. However, she's started rolling her pads up in toilet paper and hiding them in drawers and at least once into a plastic shopping bag and stuffing it under her bed. I found that one because she was missing an item and I pulled out all of the junk she had under the bed looking for it. With the way her room smells, I think she might have done that again. Anyway, how do I handle this? I never know from one moment to the next how she will react to things, but often she acts like a privileged 12 year old girl. Do I insist on checking her room for used pads?
The other thing is that I just walked, barefooted, into her room and for the second time in 2 weeks the runner she has in front of her dresser is wet. Last time it was human pee - she insisted it was one of the dogs, but I know the difference. She wears flats even indoors so she wouldn't even notice it. I guess I need to call her doctor about this now?