My grandmother fell about a month ago in the middle of the night when she went to the bathroom. She was hospitalized and was at the hospital for a week. She exhibited what appeared to be delirium when she was at the hospital. She wouldn’t sleep all day, she would cry and say goodbye, like she was going to die. Currently, my mom is caring for my grandma at home. My grandmother is not able to get out of bed due to the injury on her right leg. She wears briefs/diapers daily. For about the past week or so (7-10 days), she has been taking off her brief/diaper every night, wetting the sheets and the bed. All the family has explained to her the reason why she should not take off her brief/diaper. She says, she won’t do it anymore but she does it again in the middle of the night/AM time
(1:30am -6am). When asked why she does it, she says it’s because she is wet but doesn’t know why she takes it off. We have explained to her that she can call us in the middle of the night if she needs her brief/diaper to be changed. She says, ok but I don’t know why I take it off. This is every night.
In addition, she doesn’t sleep much at night and will be saying “oh god” or “help me god” when we go check on her to help her, she says, I don’t know what’s wrong. Does she have early stages of dementia? Or has anybody experience this before with a relative? Any feedback would be greatly appreciate it.
I am trying to help my grandma and my mom (main caregiver) in the process.