Tips for reducing accidents
In some situations, bowel or bladder control issues may be preventable. If toileting becomes a challenge, try the following to help with your specific situation:
Dealing with accidents
Accidents happen. Stay calm and try to ease any embarrassment the person might be feeling.
Keep the person dry and clean. If accidents continue, disposable underwear, panty liners (for women) or protective bedding might be helpful. Use them only if necessary and continue to take the person to the bathroom regularly.
- Download our printable tip sheet When Toileting Becomes a Challenge: Tips and Strategies or connect with the staff at your local Alzheimer Society for more information and support.
- The Canadian Continence Foundation