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The impact of incontinence on families and support networks

Research shows that incontinence care is one of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone, and can be a catalyst in an unwanted move to care home or supported living facility.

Incontinence can have a serious impact on wellbeing for the person experiencing the issue. What is less often talked about is how hard it can be to support someone suffering with incontinence. 

In this article, we look at the different ways incontinence can impact you as a caregiver, and why it is such an important issue.

Incontinence is a common issue that can affect everyone of all ages and there are varying degrees of the condition.

In this article, we discuss the signs of incontinence across all age ranges, and provide you with practical tips and some of the best preventative measures that can be used to help.

Do you have experience of supporting someone with incontinence? 

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Our survey asks how supporting someone with incontinence might have affected your own wellbeing, and what kind of support you would benefit from.

Share your experiences anonymously. 

Incontinence is very common, but many people who struggle with incontinence can be reluctant to talk about it.

In this article, we’ll provide you with some practical tips on how to approach a family member you believe may have incontinence with sensitivity and a positive mindset. We’ll also outline the steps you can take to help your loved one manage their condition.

Bladder and bowel conditions are among the most common health problems in children and a cause of anxiety for their families, but there are many professionals and places you can turn to for help.

In this blog post, we outline what you should be able to expect from the different professionals within health or education. 

You’re the expert

Share your experiences and advice to help others

What have you learned on your journey?

What advice can you offer to people in similar situations?

Use the portal to anonymously share your experiences of supporting someone with incontinence to help others.                   

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