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Managing Bedwetting in Children with Down’s Syndrome

down's syndrome girl asleep in bed

This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at Bladder and Bowel UK. Bedwetting is a common childhood problem that can affect any child. Having a learning disability or Down’s syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome, who […]

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Amanda Morgan Talks About Her Daughter’s Life with a Stoma

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Natasha from Disabled Living interviewed Amanda Morgan, mother of a young girl called Alyssa who lives with a stoma. Alyssa will be 4 years old this December. She has a condition called Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson (HH) syndrome. This was diagnosed when she was 18 months after falling very ill at 13 months old. We […]

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Davina Talks About Continence Problems in Schools

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder and Bowel UK. Prevalence of continence problems Continence problems are considered to be one of the most prevalent healthcare issues in children and young people. Functional constipation affects 0.7-29.6% of (Koppen et al 2014); faecal incontinence, which is often secondary to chronic […]

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Bedwetting in Older Children and Teenagers

young people during summer in the park

This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse. World Bedwetting Day with the theme Time to Take Action is on 29th May and is designed to raise awareness of bedwetting. What are the problems for older children and teenagers? Bedwetting or enuresis is one of the most common medical problems in the […]

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Gareth Brown Tells Us How Small Things Can Make a Huge Difference

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This Story of the Month has been written by Gareth Brown, Development Manager at AAT GB Ltd.  In October 2017, we received a video clip from an OT from Northern Ireland. She was making an enquiry about buying a Chillibean. This is one of our Stabilo vacuum posture cushions. Nothing unusual in that, it is […]

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Top Tips for Toilet Training Children with Down’s Syndrome

down syndrome baby smiling

This post has been written by Bladder and Bowel UK’s Continence Specialist Nurse, Davina Richardson. It is often assumed that because children with Down’s syndrome have delayed development, they will inevitably be delayed toilet training. Healthcare professionals often advise parents and carers to wait until the child seems ready.  However, there is no evidence or […]

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Cooper’s Journey with Cerebral Palsy

cooper's cerebral palsy journey

This Story of the Month goes to, Kerrie Keen, 37 years old who talks about her son’s journey with cerebral palsy. Kerrie is married to her husband, Owen and is a proud mum to her 15 year old son and 4 year old identical twin boys, Cooper and Lucas. If you would like to catch […]

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