Demenz & Inkontinenz – Was hilft im Alltag?

Dementia & incontinence – what helps in everyday life?

Together against the taboo: Open exchange about incontinence and bladder weakness

Sharing knowledge and experience to remove the taboo surrounding incontinence:

Incontinence and bladder weakness are issues that affect many people over the course of their lives. However, shame and ignorance often lead to those affected suffering in silence and losing valuable quality of life.

That is why it is important to us to create an open and informative space on this platform.

Our goal:

  • To make facts and information about incontinence and bladder weakness easily accessible.
  • To collect reports from those affected in order to shed light on individual perspectives.
  • To promote exchange and mutual support.
  • To break taboos and demystify incontinence.

Only by talking openly about the issue can we offer those affected the help and support they need while improving the quality of life for everyone.

On this platform you will find:

  • Comprehensive information on the different forms of incontinence and bladder weakness.
  • Tips and advice for everyday life with incontinence.
  • Helpful addresses and contact points for those affected and their relatives.
  • Touching reports that provide courage and inspiration.

Share your experiences and questions with us!

Your contributions and comments are important to us in order to make this platform a lively and informative place.

Together we can take incontinence out of the taboo zone and offer those affected the support they deserve.

Because incontinence is not a shame, but an issue that concerns us all.

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Today’s article is about the topic: Dementia & Incontinence – What helps in everyday life?

Dementia and incontinence are two problems that unfortunately often occur together as people get older. Those affected then lose control of their bladder and later possibly also of their bowels. This is a great burden for those suffering from dementia as well as for those caring for them. In this text we want to look at how best to deal with these challenges.

Dementia and incontinence: Overcoming the challenges together

When dementia and incontinence come together, it places a great burden on those affected and their families. The bladder and bowel control that was once so natural is lost, which can trigger shame, frustration and helplessness. But with the right knowledge and support, these challenges can be overcome.

In this text we examine the connections between dementia and incontinence and provide practical tips for dealing with it:

Why dementia and incontinence often occur together:

  • Brain damage: Dementia diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's lead to progressive damage to the brain.
  • Affected brain regions: The areas responsible for controlling bladder and bowel function are particularly affected.
  • Additional factors: Incontinence in people with dementia can also be triggered or exacerbated by other factors such as urinary tract infections, mobility problems or the use of certain medications.

Effects of dementia and incontinence:

  • Burden for those affected: Incontinence can lead to feelings of shame, social isolation and a loss of quality of life in people with dementia.
  • Challenges for caregivers: Caring for people with dementia and incontinence requires a lot of patience, empathy and additional tasks such as changing diapers or cleaning the apartment.

Dealing with dementia and incontinence:

  • Open communication: Talk openly with the dementia patient about the incontinence and explain the necessary measures.
  • Create a safe environment: Make your home accessible with easily accessible toilets and non-slip floors.
  • Use aids : Incontinence products such as pads, pants or catheters can make everyday life easier.
  • Continence training: In some cases, targeted continence training can improve symptoms.
  • Seek professional support: Do not be afraid to seek professional help from care services, counseling centers or self-help groups.

Dementia and incontinence are challenges, but they do not have to lead to resignation.

With the right knowledge, the right support and a lot of empathy, you can overcome these challenges together and improve the quality of life for both the person with dementia and their relatives.

Tips for relatives

As we all know, there is strength in calmness. This also applies when dealing with dementia patients. Therefore, try

  • to speak to them patiently and sensitively,
  • to give them clear and simple instructions,
  • to involve them in decisions,
  • to strengthen their abilities,
  • to create a calm and safe environment in which they feel comfortable.


Pay attention to yourself and your own needs. Seek help and support in good time so that you can clear your head from time to time. Exercise and spending time with friends can be an important way to balance things out!

I hope this article has helped you.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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