Just some background as I don't post regularly. Dad has AD, diagnosed in 2012 but I reckon he's had it at least 6 years. He lives at home with my brother who has some mental health difficulties but still does a fait bit, and has carers from 8am to 6pm every day. I visit once or twice a month and do all POA stuff. Anyway, continence had been getting a bit hit and miss but now I think it's time to face up to the prospect of full on incontinence, grim as it is. Measures so far are a waterproof bed sheet, reminding him to go to the loo frequently, which he mostly does by himself (increasingly he is forgetting to pull down his pants and just sits there with his trousers on), and frequent baths. I have got him referred to the incontinence nurse, but was informed there's a 12 week wait (that's a very long wait....) Is there anything else we could be doing? When will we know it's time to use pads? Dad can get quite aggressive when you dress and undress him, so I'm dreading trying to pull his pants down when he goes to the loo, or putting pads on him. Any advice on how to make a success of it would be much appreciated. I'm visiting this Saturday.