Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Incontinence is a difficult topic for most people. With one in four Australians affected by the condition, it’s an important issue to come out of the closet, particularly, to meet the needs of people caring for a person affected by the condition. This includes people caring for a person with dementia. Hello. I’m Joan Ostaszkiewicz, a registered nurse, academic, and director of aged care research at NARI, the National Ageing Research Institute. My colleagues and I at NARI were fortunate to receive a research grant from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration to design an online course on caregiving, dementia, and incontinence.
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds And now we can provide information to assist carers of people living with dementia who have consciousness care needs to cope with the physical and psychosocial aspects of incontinence, thus optimising dignity, respect, comfort, and safety. Our interest in this issue arose from our clinical experiences as nurses, and from listening to carers about their experiences. The course provides critical information that we hope will be helpful to them. Join us in this short course and you’ll discover how to access quality sources of information and professional advice about continence caregiving you’ll develop confidence in using a variety of approaches to help a person living with dementia maintain continence, and managing continents.