1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. blueboy

    blueboy Registered User

    Feb 21, 2015
    126
    I have posted a few times about Mum who is now incontinent of urine and quite often faeces. I live in Scotland where personal care is 'free' but the incontinence service will only supply pads which Mum removes or nappy type pants which she also removes! The only things which have been successful are pull ups which I have been buying myself. The incontinence service have offered unisex washable pull ups which might be OK during the day - but will only give a max of 4 pairs - Mum goes through 4 pairs in a day! I am not too keen on using washable pull ups either as i will have to wash them and she frequently soils them making them badly stained. For night time I will still have to buy pull ups as the washable ones only hold a max of 500mls - she has been wearing pull ups which hold 2 litres at night. I know I am lucky that we get so much provided in Scotland and am grateful but wondered how everyone else copes with this level of incontinence.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,767
    Female
    Dundee
  3. blueboy

    blueboy Registered User

    Feb 21, 2015
    126
    I'm Dundee too, Izzy. Don't think we have tried that kind yet - it was just that the pull ups really seem to work with Mum! No wet beds since she has been wearing them.
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,496
    Female
    London
    We get pull ups provided but only a low absorbency and two a day - nowhere near good enough. I've been in a battle with the Continence Service forever about this. I'm buying the rest in a higher absorbency myself - they are expensive but needs must.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,767
    Female
    Dundee
    I battled with the service to get them to give us pull ups. As it turned out Bill's needs changed. I would keep up with the battle. Good luck!!
     
  6. blueboy

    blueboy Registered User

    Feb 21, 2015
    126
    I will try battling but will probably end up buying them myself - if only to cut down on the mountains of washing and constant smell of urine in Mum's house!
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,767
    Female
    Dundee
    Even with those we do get I end up buying extra as the allocation isn't enough. Hey ho!
     

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