How do I care for a person with dementia who has a stoma?
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How do I care for a person with dementia who has a stoma?

Julie Willoughby Nurse consultant dementia services, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Rebecca Fossett Colorectal cancer nurse specialist, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Living with dementia and maintaining independent stoma care

An ageing population in the UK has resulted in an increasing prevalence of dementia. Many of those affected have multiple comorbidities that may include stoma formation resulting from bowel surgery.

Nursing Older People. 30, 5,19-19. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.5.19.s15