Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

3. Cognitive factors

Continence may be affected by the following cognitive factors
Level of consciousness a person may be less alert following a stroke and therefore less aware of their need to go to the toilet
Confusion/disorientation a person may be unsure of where the toilet is or of the processes involved in going to the toilet
Lack of awareness a person may be fully alert but still unaware of the need to go to the toilet

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