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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 ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms URINARY INCONTINENCE, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Urinary incontinence is often seen as an inevitable sign of ageing but that's not necessarily the case. There could be other causes that can be addressed. And for those who do have to ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... reduce pressure and prevent ulcers. Pillow or bed raisers can also be useful aids. If the person is totally bedridden they may need incontinence aids and a hoist to be able to move onto a commode. This equipment is mostly organised through an occupational therapist or district ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... of Protection. Mum's 57 year marriage had effectively ended. Instead of her independent, home-loving husband, she was in a whirlwind of incontinence pads, catheters and rubber mattresses. I found myself, as Dad's 'Deputy', managing a portfolio of stocks and shares, ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... health issues. The changes your parent's body and mind go through as they age can also prompt anorexic tendencies. Digestive difficulties such as incontinence or constipation, traumatic experiences with food such as swallowing problems and depression can also be common causes of anorexia. How to spot ...