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Thursday September 22, 2011 - Issue #556

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Seeking Out The Clues

The September-October edition of Today’s Caregiver magazine contains our annual incontinence special focus. We started running this focus many years ago (as well as our upcoming Best practices: Incontinence Care webinar) because of how life altering incontinence can be for a family caregiver.

Incontinence affects 13 million people in the United States alone and is one of the primary reasons for long-term care placement. Yet, just as with the first signs of memory challenges which so often are the result of medications, stress or reasons other than the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, incontinence may actually be treatable if a proper diagnosis is made in time...continued

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

The Inconvenience of Incontinence

By Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

Just mention the word “incontinence” or “bladder leakage” and watch people react. Most people are reluctant to speak about it and many are afraid to even discuss it with their doctor. Surprisingly, aging alone is not the only cause of bladder leakage or incontinence, as it is commonly known. Actually, it can occur in many age groups and affects men, women and, yes, even caregivers...continued

Guest Column

Alzheimer's And Incontinence: A Puzzling Combination

By Daniel L. Paris, MSW

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, your loved one with Alzheimer’s develops incontinence.  What do you do now?  The following letter and its answer may help with this puzzling combination...continued


Coping with Urinary Incontinence    

When incontinence persists even after medical evaluation and treatment, the degree of the symptoms can vary, but urinary incontinence (the loss of control of urination), can still be difficult to live with...continued

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Sharing Wisdom - Q&A

From Ammar in Canada
I noticed that some of the comments are regarding coping with caregiving and I thought of some tips that might help. Are you taking care of your aging loved ones? Are you exhausted? How can you cope? What can you do to regain your own life? How do you deal with it all emotionally? Here are some tips:
1. Yourself first. Overworked? It will not help your loved ones. Get enough sleep. Go for a walk and eat right. The more you take care of yourself, the more you will be able to take care of them.
2. Discuss your feelings with someone you trust. You're going through a lot. You're exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s might confuse you. You need someone you can talk to. You need to discuss your feelings without guilt. Don't keep anger inside you; get it out. Caregiving is a hard 24x7 task. It's considered a challenging journey. On the other hand, we have to look at it as a temporary task. Make the most if it now so you will not have regrets when it’s over.
3. Get help from family. You're asking yourself: Why me? Why can't someone else see I need help? Why can't they take over some of my load? Everyone in the family should share the responsibility. Don't be shy; ask for help. Remind them your father or mother is their parent, too.

From Delores
Always put toilet paper rolls, paper towels, etc. going over the top.  It makes it easier for seniors who have vision problems to find where it starts.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Seeking Out The Clues

Feature Article

The Inconvenience of Incontinence
Guest Column

Alzheimer's And Incontinence: A Puzzling Combination


Coping with Urinary Incontinence       
Sharing Wisdom



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