Caregiving, Dementia, and Incontinence
26 October 2022
Researchers at the National Ageing Research Institue together with Deakin University are proud to announce the 2nd release of their 'Caregiving, Dementia, and Incontinence' course.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for family carers and those working in caregiving roles who want to improve their understanding of dementia and incontinence.
It may also be of interest to first year nursing students or those preparing for study who want to further their knowledge in this area.
What topics will you cover with this course?
- Beliefs about incontinence and their impact on emotions and behaviours
- How to maintain and improve bowel and bladder health
- How ageing and dementia can affect bowel and bladder function
- Using a variety of approaches to help a person living with dementia maintain continence and manage incontinence.
- Accessing quality health information and support
What will you achieve by registering for this course?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
- Describe how incontinence and beliefs about incontinence can affect a person's well-being.
- Adapt communication to meet the continence care needs of a person living with dementia to promote their dignity, respect, comfort, and safety.
- Describe the normal function of the bowel and bladder, the impact of dementia on continence, and factors that may affect bladder and bowel function.
- Identify and have confidence in using a variety of approaches to help a person living with dementia maintain continence and manage incontinence.
- Identify quality sources of information, support, and professional advice about continence care for carers of a person living with dementia.
To discover more about this course and how to register, click here.