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As many as 13 million people deal with incontinence. Incontinence is a correctable, yet costly condition, with an excess of 30 billion dollars spent last year alone on treatment. more

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How can I help eliminate frequent nighttime bathroom visits for a 94-year-old woman? more

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How can I help eliminate frequent night time bathroom visits for a 94-year-old woman? more

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Too often caregivers feel that their loved one’s incontinence is a natural result of aging, dementia, medication or disability. They may not seek help because they assume that nothing can be done. more

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Urinary tract infections, or UTI's are the result of bacteria that infect the system the body uses to carry urine out of the body. more

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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. more

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Thanks to a growing awareness of the physical problems and social repercussions of urinary incontinence, more and more people—including doctors—are taking incontinence seriously. more

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes. more

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Urinary incontinence can occur at any age for any number of reasons. Women are 50% more likely to be affected than men. more

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“I had a dream last night about water,” my mother says as we dice cantaloupe and brew our morning coffee. “I woke up with wet sheets.” more

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I had never heard of Diaper Banks until my daughter started high school (which was longer ago than I care to remember!). more

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“When you gotta go, you gotta go” has been an age old saying. These days, with our knowledge of medicine, we have developed medications and treatments for “the urge.” more

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Incontinence is often the leading reason for nursing home placement with approximately one half of all residents being incontinent. more

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Older women with urge incontinence may be more likely to fall and fracture a bone compared to women who are not urge incontinent. more

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A symptom such as incontinence truly requires a caregiver’s patience and loving heart. more

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Incontinence in children is called "training". In adults, it's often called embarrassing. more

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Caregivers of dementia patients should understand that incontinence may be an inevitable part of the overall cognitive decline. It is often sited as one of the major reasons why a person with dementia is is moved to a long-term care facility. more

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