Dealing with Incontinence
My DH is 65, afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimers. He had a bad seizure last January and has been pretty bad ever since. His Neurologist has basically washed his hands, sees him every 6 months but I'm doing the caregiving. He takes several medications, including Aricept for Alz., Copaxone for MS, and Tegritol to prevent seizures, alsp . One thing that happens (well,two) is incontinence. He wets his pants daily and has frequent bowel accidents. I clean him up, clean the floors and carpetting and have found ways to get feces and odor out of clothing (borax helps). But DH is very independent. He refuses to wear adult diapers. When I bring it up, he says I'm "mocking" him. What can I do? I've considered hiring an aide to help him, hpoing they would either: 1. be firm and insist he wear a diaper or 2. be willing to clean up after him. What's the best way to deal with this?