Newbee please help

Jacster

New member
Sep 29, 2017
3
Leeds
My husband is 54 and was diagnosed with dementia in May. We don't see memory services til next week where we hope to get a diagnostic to the types of dementia we are dealing with. He is also suffering bowel incontinence. Anybody in a similar situation that can offer help and advice, I would love to hear from you.
 

LadyA

Registered User
Oct 19, 2009
13,558
Ireland
Welcome, Jacster.
Incontinence does often come with dementia, but usually not until the more advanced stages. So tbh, I would get your husband checked to make sure there isn't some other reason for the incontinence. Strange as it may seem, chronic constipation is one of them.
 

Mulberry50

Registered User
Feb 5, 2015
10
Maidenhead, Berks
As someone who has recently found themselves in the same situation, might I suggest you try contacting your local NHS Continence Advisory Service (I believe you can contact them direct rather than having to go through your doctor) and ask for an appointment with a Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist.
We found it very helpful ( and educational) and also allowed us to obtain incontinence products through the NHS, which will save £'s over the years to come.
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,450
Dundee
Hi @henhut - yes it worked!

Welcome Talking Point. Perhaps you'd like to start a thread of your own to introduce yourselves. Have a look at the list of forum areas and see which one suits your situation best -

https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk

Once you've done that click on the area you want to post in and you can start a new thread there. Perhaps you could tell us a little more about your situation. There's always someone here to listen and to support.