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Continence: Dry Nights = Happy Nights!

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By Andrea Lord Managing continence at home is easier if you use the right bedding. Changing a wet bed in the middle of the night can almost be the last…

Reader Story: Catheter Self-Management

New Plymouth Family Care reader Frank Gaze shares his trials and tribulations of catheter self-management.

Continence: Bathroom Independence for Disabled Children

It’s not always easy, but persevering to help your disabled child self-manage in the loo is a lifetime gift. By Louise Inglis A holiday wish Managing one’s own toileting is…

An Introduction to Managing Continence Needs at Home

This article is a great place to start if you’re managing your own or someone else’s continence needs at home.  It explains the basics including causes, treatments, continence assessments, tips…

Advice: Continence Assessments

If you are experiencing bowel or bladder incontinence, don’t assume it’s due to ageing. Ask for a continence assessment to discover what’s causing the problem. Perhaps it can be fixed!…


Learn About Dementia and Continence Online!

Anyone can access free learning and assessment programmes in the field of Health and Wellbeing, including continence and dementia, at the online learning site of Industry Training Organisation Careerforce. Select a…


Continence: Helping Those with Dementia Find the Toilet at Night

Continence nurse, Andrea Lord, gives practical tips and ideas to help those experiencing confusion find the toilet in the wee hours! Question: My dad, who has dementia, has forgotten how…