Toilet problems and continence

People with dementia can experience difficulties with using the toilet. Accidents and incontinence can also cause problems, particularly as their condition progresses. This can be upsetting for the person and for those around them. However, incontinence is not an inevitable consequence of dementia and support is available. This can be a sensitive topic for many people, but talking about it can help to deal with the problem.
This page looks at what causes problems with using the toilet and incontinence, and how they might affect a person with dementia. It gives practical tips to help prevent or manage incontinence, and looks at the professional support available.