Leading charities warn incontinence is one of the biggest issues for people with serious health conditions – but taboo around it forces those affected to struggle in silence.
From the August/September 2018 issue of Dementia together magazine, Talking Point members share advice about getting the right continence products for a person with dementia.
Here you will find a list of other organisations who could help with UTIs and dementia, along with further useful information.
The following tips can help to reduce the risk of a UTI in someone with dementia.
UTIs in someone with dementia can cause a significant and distressing change in someone’s behaviour that is commonly referred to as ‘acute confusional state’ or ‘delirium’
Obtaining urine samples from a person with dementia can be difficult, and the relative or carer closest to them will probably be the best person to assist with this.
A number of different factors can cause a UTI in a person with dementia, including the use of catheters, and weakened immune systems.
Read more about different types of UTIs that may affect people with dementia and how treatment differs for each one.
Find out other organisations and resources that can help you care for a person experiencing toilet problems and incontinence.
Find out about the range of continence aids and professional support available to carers of people living with dementia.