Dementia and incontinence are among the key factors driving older people to move to a nursing home, but an increasing number of people with these symptoms – often not even diagnosed – are cared for at home.
On 22 October Alzheimer Europe released a guideline for improving continence care for people with dementia living at home. This report closed an important gap as no such guidance had existed hitherto for the different stakeholders involved in this area of long-term care. Kai Leichsenring was among the experts who contributed to this original work that was compiled by Dianne Gove (Alzheimer Europe) in collaboration with experts in the fields of dementia, continence, general practice, psychology and policy development, as well as informal carers and people with dementia.
Read the study here: http://www.euro.centre.org/data/DementiaCareContinence.pdf