Caring about continence

15 April 2021
10:00am - 4:30pm
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB   View map

This one-day course will provide the opportunity to identify the factors which may cause people with dementia to develop continence issues along with strategies that may assist them in preventing incontinence, or cope with the consequences.

People who come on our courses often tell us they experience frustrations, exhaustion, embarrassment, and feelings of guilt and shame when caring for a person with dementia with continence issues. It can also have a major effect on their relationship with the person, as the carer role changes. The intimacy of the situation can also mean carers feel unable to share or discuss it with others.


For more information on what will happen on the day and to find out if this course is suitable for your needs, please follow this link.

Please note that our team recommend that you attend all sessions of this one-day course. Every element of the programme has being researched and planned and arriving late or leaving early will affect the benefits of the course for you and other attendees. If you are unable to attend all sessions, our team will work with you to find an alternative date that works better for you.


As a charity we do not make a profit. It costs us £125 per person to deliver the course, including lunch. We do not want anyone to be excluded from our services so we are not charging a fee for our courses. Therefore, we invite course participants (or their employers) to donate to the charity on completion of the course, if they are able to. A donation of £5 pays for a coffee break for a carer, £15 pays for a carer’s lunch and £300 pays for an expert course facilitator for a day. All donations, big or small, make such a difference. You can also donate using the donate button at the top right corner of this web page.