1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

Alzheimer Europe Report - continence.

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Izzy, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,595
    Female
    Dundee
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,716
    Female
    London
    Thank you Izzy. I haven't read it in full yet but it already gives me lots of ammunition in my fight for more pull-ups!
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,595
    Female
    Dundee
    That's good. I did think that it would be helpful. We have continence person coming to house on Monday!
     
  4. Mannie

    Mannie Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    115
    Bracknell area
    thanks for this

    it took 8 weeks to get a continence advisor for my parent with dementia, who suddenly was affected by urinary incontinence as a result of the impact of a mild chest infection. One thing i think we need is to prepare unpaid/family carers so they can prepare themselves and get some products in house . We were completely unprepared in terms of the impect, products available , especially bed protectors. Imagine if new parents were not given any info about nappies and changing best practices !!!! it would not happen to new parents so why are family carers not given the same support ????
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,595
    Female
    Dundee
    I agree about the best practices issues. I find this is the most stressful area of caring for me and I feel it's because I worry about my own competence in fitting the products properly.
     
  6. Hex

    Hex Registered User

    May 24, 2014
    15
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    I have suspected my mum is incontinent for a few weeks now. I have bought various products for her to use and prompted when going out. How, when she doesn't know she is incontinent do I get her to use the products on a daily basis? She thinks she just has 'little accidents'


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  7. BR_ANA

    BR_ANA Registered User

    Jun 27, 2012
    1,084
    Brazil
    Hex, my mother used menstrual type ( just to avoid the accident consequences). Then they were going bigger and bigger.
     

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