Supporting a person with both cognitive or physical impairment and a stoma can be extremely challenging and frustrating for both the carer and the ostomate.
Those with dementia, for example, often find having a stoma bag confusing and distressing, resulting in them fiddling with the bag, ripping it off and experiencing difficulty changing bags – all of which can cause the seal to fail with catastrophic results. For the carer, the added pressure of helping keep the ostomate clean and in turn the peristomal skin healthy can be an added challenge.
Similarly, patients suffering from physical impairments like neuropathy or impaired vision, as well as learning disabilities, can also pose a challenge when combined with having a stoma.
View our webinar below for some examples of both carers and clinicians managing ostomates with cognitive impairment.
Download the following leaflet containing three distinct case studies of how using eakin dot® 2-piece stoma solution was able to improve the outcomes for patients with learning difficulties, dexterity issues and impaired vision.