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. emscub

    emscub Registered User

    Dec 5, 2003
    124
    Bath
    Hello all,

    Recently my Nan has been having problems with sores and is complaining of being very uncomfortable. We are presuming that these are to do with her incontinence pads which she has to wear constantly causing irritation, as the sores are only affecting this area.
    Has anyone else had problems with this? We aren't sure what to do so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

    Just a little update, my Mum has been to the doctors today, and she has been promised that my Nan will be assessed and that the doctor is going to arrange this. I really hope it happens this time.

    xx
     
  2. jukeboxgypsy

    jukeboxgypsy Registered User

    Nov 26, 2003
    11
    Hi Emma

    Sudacreme is quite good you can purchase at supermarkets or chemist ......recommended for nappy rash. Found it very good but i think you should check with your nan's doctor.
    Good Luck
     
  3. salacious

    salacious Registered User

    May 25, 2008
    62
    west midlands
    hi emma

    when my mom used to have to use incontinence pads they used a specific cream on it that you can get from the docs, i cant remember what it is right now, but ill ask my nan for you and ill pm you when i find out
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Emma

    Sudacreme is also what they use in John's nursing home for minor abrasions.

    But please check with the GP. Sores can be very difficult to get rid of, it took a full year for a friction burn on John's heel to clear, and that was with daily dressing. There are other treatments available on prescription. Your nan may need a visit from the district nurse, please stress that this is urgent.
     
  5. PP23

    PP23 Registered User

    Aug 18, 2008
    5
    Isle of Wight
    My Dad was having similar problems. The district nurse prescribed a barrier cream (which is less drying than sudocreme) and as my Dad is largely immobile, supplied an air mattress for the bed and a pressure cushion for his chair.The combination of these has worked brilliantly.

    Could also try alternating between different brands of inco pants so that the seams etc aren't always in exactly the same place - it might help to reduce the chafing.

    PP:)
     

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