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    Incontinence Advice please!!

    Hello,

    My Mum has Alzheimers Disease and I was wondering where do I go to get advice because she has started to wet herself several times a day.

    I didnt know whether to start with the GP or do I need a referral from social services!

    Thank you.

    Lynne
     

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    Phone your GP, he should refer you to your local Continence Nurse

    (S)he may also want to test for a UTI
     

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    I would start at her GP - he may decide she needs a catheter or suprapubic catheter depending on her individual situation. This can be fitted by a District Nurse. It isn't really a SW's remit but it is her GP's. He may prefer initially to refer you to a Continence Nurse/Advisor who can decide on the best way to handle it.
     

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    Hi Lynne,

    Mum is in East London & the GP is definitely the first port of call with incontinence problems. They have a specialised service who advise & they also supply things like pads. Phone your Mum's surgery & they will tell you what system is used where your mum lives. I agree with Nitram that it's worth getting a UTI test done as that can account for a sudden change in urine output.

    There is help out there so try not to worry.

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    Hi your gp can refer her to the incontinence nurse larivy
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    Hello Lynne - in our area we are able to contact the District Nurse direct, might save a bit of time waiting for referral from GP, however Receptionist should be able to advise. If you are not able to get pads from DN etc quickly they are available on line from Boots or Tena. I have to buy extra for my husband as he is only allowed 3 per day plus 1 for night time and he can sometimes go through 6-7 in a day. There are already some threads on here which may help. Good luck. Sox
     

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    Mum's GP referred her to the Incontinence Service and eventually a district nurse came to assess her then prescribe pads. The downside is that they will only provide certain pads (not always suitable for Mum) and it took a few weeks for the first prescription to be delivered.
     

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    Incontinence advice

    Thank you for your help and advice.

    I have contacted the GP and arranged for a urine test and will see them tomorrow for a referral.
    Bought some Tena pads today.

    Thanks again Lynne
     

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    Hi Lynne, if you need to buy additional products such as bed protector sheets or pull-up pants, I can recommend this website: http://www.incontinencechoice.co.uk
     

 

 

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