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Tips for Managing Incontinence

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Posted July 23, 2013

 

Persons with dementia generally become incontinent as the disease progresses. Some families do well managing this; others need help from an in-home worker or make the decision to move to special care assisted living. Here are some tips:

  • Set a regular schedule for toileting

  • Adapt the wardrobe for clothes that are easy to get on and off

  • Consider adding a night light to the bathroom or a contrasting color toilet seat so they can better see the toilet bowl.

  • Install grab bars or an elevated seat for safety.

  • Keep confidence and use sense of humor

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