Caring for a person with a stoma and dementia

If you are caring for someone with a stoma we are here to offer advice and support.

Teaching a person with dementia how to care for their stoma is not possible in all cases, but where possible, attempts should me made to encourage them. 

With this in mind, Colostomy UK have partnered with Dementia UK to produce a useful booklet  ‘Caring for a person with a stoma and dementia’ that will guide you on helping a person change their bag and how to look after their stoma. This can be download below or copies are available by calling 0800 328 4257 or emailing us

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You can call Colostomy UK anytime on our 24-hour free helpline 0800 328 4257 for advice on all stoma related issues*.  We can also put you in touch with other carers who can provide support and advice.

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Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one–to–one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need.

If you’re caring for someone with dementia or if you have any concerns or questions, call or email the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline for specialist support and advice on 0800 888 6678 or email helpline@dementiauk.org

*Colostomy UK do not offer medical advice, this should be sought from a GP or Stoma Care Nurse.

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