Continence, dementia, and care that preserves dignity

“Research has found deficits in professionals’ assessment and management of continence in people living with dementia at home, in care homes and in hospitals.

Identifying, assessing and managing continence problems can enable people living with dementia to maintain their dignity and improve their health. Good management can improve their and their carers’ sense of wellbeing and quality of life. There is a realistic possibility of improving relationships, reducing the burden on carers and the risk of an unwanted move to a care home.”

Read the section specifically related to care homes….

Improving continence care for people living with dementia in care homes – research findings

Individualised care that promotes personal dignity

Or the whole review…

NIHR Evidence source: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/themedreview/continence-dementia-and-care-that-preserves-dignity/#Improving-continence-care-for-people-living-with-dementia-in-care-homes-research-findings

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