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2014: Improving continence care for people with dementia living at home

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The project “improving continence care for people with dementia living at home” began in March 2013 and ended in December 2014 with the publication of a comprehensive report targeted at people with dementia, informal carers, health and social care professionals and policy makers. Alzheimer Europe and SCA Global Hygiene worked together to develop this report and the guidelines for the continence care of people with dementia in the home care setting together with a group of experts in dementia care, policy development and continence care. The report explores issues such as the prevalence of incontinence and dementia in the home setting, the detection, assessment and diagnosis of continence problems, access to continence care, coping with continence problems, the training of carers, and ethical issues. The report was launched at Alzheimer Europe’s annual conference in Glasgow. This project was fully funded by SCA Global Hygiene.

This report can be downloaded here. A short version for people with dementia can be found on our website in the section "living with dementia".

 

 
 

Last Updated: Friday 24 July 2015

 

 
 

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