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LMPatt
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   Posted 10/13/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys!  I need help!  I'm a non-medical caregiver for someone who has alzeimers and is also incontinent.  I sleep in a separate room overnight.  When she wakes up a monitor turns on and I can see what she is doing... so that if she gets up it means she is wet.  Her alzeimers has progressed.  She is no longer getting up when she is wet so the monitor isn't turning on- but she will still get wet throughout the night.  Is there a system that we could set up where it would notify me whether the bed is wet or not.  I know that there are systems that alarms go off for children when they wet the bed... but I don't know if that's the route to go considering that's a device that was developed in order to teach the person not to wet the bed- which doesn't relate to her in any way.  Maybe a light goes on for me if it's wet??  Is there anything that anyone has heard about that might be helpful?  Also, the briefs that she is are really irritating her skin... are there any alternatives for more comfortable briefs that she could be wearing, because she is constantly trying to take them off.

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/13/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Its great that you can get the briefs on her. Would she wear the Poise pads that go in underwear??? What if you put underwear on first and then the briefs. Thinking out loud here. Would be difficult to get wet panties off though. We could never get any type of protection on dad. We just had to clean up wherever he peed, but he would often pee in a waste can so that was actually helpful.

If she is sleeping, I'm not sure I would wake her. When you change her, is there any chance of getting some medicated talk on her skin. That might be more tolerated than, say, diaper rash ointment. There are also liners sold for baby diapers intended for catching poop. I wonder if that would be softer on her skin . . . even a light weight soft fabric cut in the shape of the brief. It would need to be laundered, but might be less uncomfortable. Also, different brands are tolerated by different people.

Notice if certain food or beverages make the rash worse . . . when my kids were babies, one of them could not tolerate chocolate milk or orange juice as it made a really bad diaper rash . . .

Hopefully someone else will have some ideas.

Keep us posted as to what works and what doesn't . . . it will help other people here as well.

Welcome to the forum Pat!!!

Blessings!

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/13/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pat . . . I Googled "Wet diaper alarm" and there seems to be LOTS of choices out there.

Blessings!

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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 10/13/2007 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Get her some depends or asuurance pull ups & put them on her at nite,or daytime if need be..............
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   Posted 10/15/2007 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
HI there
Great question and I see you got the best answers already .......

Try that site Rosie mentioned ..........

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minmark
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   Posted 10/19/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Incontinence in bowel and urine is a part of AD. Yes, there s an adult premium diaper which keeps them dry even if they pee for several times. The urine is transform into a gel and keep the skin dry.
One more thing yo can do is give her less water at night so she will pee less. And if she/he pee a lot,let her doctor know and she can be prescribed Flomax that will help her control her urination.

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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
THANKS for your input MM
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