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  • Stigma of incontinence must be tackled, says new report

    Stigma of incontinence must be tackled, says new report

    14.9.08 A workshop involving Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK, among others, has recommended tackling the stigma of incontinence and funding research into what is an “often ignored issue”. A report titled “My bladder and bowel own my life”produced from the workshop discusses the impact of incontinence on people with long term conditions like dementia. The report makes eight recommendations, including breaking the taboo around incontinence through more public discussion, better access to dedicated continence services, and investigation and development of technological and innovative solutions to continence problems. Report HERE

  • Sector leaders 'blown away' by visit to Royal Star & Garter Homes

    Sector leaders 'blown away' by visit to Royal Star & Garter Homes

    13.09.18 Royal Star & Garter Homes, which cares for veterans and their partners who have disabilities and dementia and has homes in Solihull and Surbiton (Surrey), has been praised by Health Education England chair Sir Keith Pearson and chief nurse Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt. The pair visited the charity’s Surbiton home to discuss a new nursing associate role. “We’ve learned a great deal about how to provide care, particularly care for people living with dementia,” Sir Keith said. “It is humbling to see what is done here.” Professor Bayliss-Pratt agreed: “I’ve been overwhelmed and blown away by the kindness, the thoughtfulness, and the fact that people are really thinking about ‘how do I care really kindly and compassionately’ for these residents.” Royal Star & Garter Homes provides learning opportunities for training nursing associates from St George’s University Hospital and Kingston Hospital in south London.

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