Incontinence is a common issue that affects a wide range of people across all age-groups. Fortunately, it can often be successfully treated. Looking after people with dementia who are incontinent requires particular skills.
This study guide describes the key issues that a family carer or professional care worker may encounter. It looks at behaviour relating to incontinence and provides clear guidance on how you can help. Other chapters look at understanding and respecting people with dementia, and communicating with them effectively.
There is practical advice on a range of continence aids that can help minimise the distress and discomfort of incontinence. Finally, a series of exercises will help readers ensure they have understood the key principles.
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