The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. Watch the trailer at PBS.org and check your local PBS listings for the full documentary to learn more about the behaviors and coping strategies that come with the Alzheimer's care experience.
As a care professional, you may know incontinence can be more than just a nuisance for seniors and their family caregivers. From UTIs to social withdrawal, seniors may experience a variety of side effects due to chronic bladder and bowel incontinence. Help your clients and their family members maintain their health and dignity while dealing with incontinence by sharing these three practical tips with them. View tips.
Caregiving professionals and families members recently weighed in on the topic of incontinence care on the Home Instead Senior Care Facebook pages Caregiver Stress Relief and Remember for Alzheimer's . As you'll see, family members clearly want to have this conversation, and they seek input from senior care professionals about how to cope with bladder and bowel incontinence.
"Some family members can't do this [incontinence caregiving]. It is okay. We are not all made the same." - Veronica B.
"We all need to have these 'difficult conversations' until all associated health problems become demystified. There is no longer stigma attached. 100 years ago childbirth, menstruation and sexual health were taboo subjects. Let's adjust our thinking into the 21st century." - Diane B.
"Husband has poo accidents quite often just recently. I have suggested pull ups or at least pads, but he refuses. Hard to keep up with the washing. Any suggestions?" - Barb K.
Can you help Barb with an answer? Share your caregiving knowledge about incontinence issues by joining the community.
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