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The dryer ate your underwear! - elder-care


Q: My mom is in the early stages of dementia and she is also incontinent we have tried to get her to stop draining her underpants and have her start bearing pull-up diapers, she throws the Depends out the door and puts her underpants on. Of coarse we have a lot of laundry! How ought to I code name this?

A: This one ought to be absolutely easy to solve. You have a few options actually! And with a bit of luck you won't have to try them all!

First, you be supposed to take all of the accepted underwear away, and put back them with the Depends. That way there is no other option. With a bit of luck in a few days she will bend to the adjust and not even announcement the difference.

If that doesn't work you may have to choice to under-handed, underwear tactics.

Sometimes with dementia you have to be a hardly bit dishonest. By hook or by crook to me it never felt right forceful a small amount old ladies, a small amount white lies. But, i don't know you could look at it like you are just stretching effects a bit, or since we are Irish, it is just blarney!

One of the only ways to in actual fact deal with those who have dementia or alzheimer's is to enter into their reality. In your moms' mind, she doesn't have a badly behaved and doesn't need them. In our realism we are smelling the urine, discovery wet clothes, the furniture might be receiving grubby etc. So here are a few one liners that might help you.

1. Mom we sent the underwear to the dry cleaners, they won't be back until next Monday.

2. Sorry, mom, they had to keep them a further week.

3. I'm going to have to call and complain, as it has taken them so long.

4. The ladies' administrative area at JC Penney, told me that they don't make that kind of underwear to any further extent mom. They only sell this kind.

5. Mom, you are hip! It's what all the chics your age are wearing!

6. Mom the washing apparatus is broken, can you just wear these until we get it fixed.

7. Mom, the dryer ate your underwear.

8. What underwear?

Get a barely creative!

Renee "Dutchy" Reeves is an Elder Care Consultant with over 10 years of running with the elderly and their families. Her online guidance column, "Ask Dutchy" provides convenient ideas and assistance for assisting the elderly with Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Parkinson's, disability, and those needing long term care. See other articles by her at http://www. askdutchy. mycarelink. net


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