Incontinence secondary to degenerative neurological disease

In this step, explore the effects of dementia, a secondary degenerative neurological disease, on continence.

Your task

Read the article Understanding incontinence in people with dementia (available from Independent Nurse’s website)[1].

Please note: to read the full article you will have to register (however it is free of charge).

When you have read the article, consider what causes incontinence in people with dementia?

Share your thoughts with fellow learners.


1. Bardsley A. Understanding incontinence in people with dementia. Independent Nurse. 2014 28 February. [Cited 24 August] Available from:

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Understanding Continence Promotion: Effective Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Adults

Association for Continence Advice

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