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Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence incontinence, continence, independence Incontinence is something that most don't like to talk about yet it's incredibly common among older people and can be a difficult condition for your parent to cope with. Affecting the bladder or the bowels ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... upset, and I just want to scoop him up and take him home even though I know I can't. He has problems with continence, coordination and even feeding himself some days. Watching him just getting worse and worse is killing me- I feel useless as ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... is too high. I know she isn't using the bath at home as it's full of dust. Now she is beginning to have continence issues. The worry is starting to make me ill and I just don't know what to do! S Lesley says: Hello ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... your parent will need a GP referral to an urologist who can advise your parent on the suitability of the procedure. The NHS have Continence Clinics across the UK that your parent can be referred to by their doctor to help manage their symptoms and The Bladder and Bowel ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 2

... a person with severe dementia or serious mobility problems may be described in the assessment notes as "needing assistance" with activities such as continence, eating etc, because they cannot do anything for themselves. However, using terms like "needing assistance" implies that a ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... they're heading for a nursing home, it's possible that they can take their pet with them, as long as it's reasonably small and continent! To find a pet friendly care/nursing home local to you or your parent click here. The Cinnamon Trust also offers ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... There is nowadays a wide range of products available that can help manage the challenge, from light or occasional incontinence to those with heavier continence needs. This article was created with the help of Hartmann, provider of incontinence products. For more information visit the Hartmann web ...