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As part of the Parentgiving survey on incontinence, we asked what strategies you’ve used to control incontinence and whether they’ve helped. Our 197 respondents graciously shared what’s worked.
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Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control. Although it is a common and embarrassing problem, it is not a normal part of aging.
Each individual is different. Regardless of whether someone has light or heavy incontinence, he or she should have access to high quality products to manage their condition.
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New treatments can correct certain forms of incontinence. A urethral support sling can provide virtually immediate and permanent relief from stress UI.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss or leaking of urine. It may be the most frequent and most troubling symptom that women never talk about.
It’s a medical condition that’s not life threatening the way cancer is, but it can threaten your way of life because of the social stigma involved—a stigma despite the fact that the number of Americans facing some form of incontinence is estimated to be at 25 million by the end of this year.
Holiday travel and stress seem to go hand-in-hand. However, for the 25 million Americans who are incontinent, holiday travel adds a whole new level of stress that others will never experience. Extended trips on airplanes, traffic jams, and overnight stays can turn an otherwise enjoyable time with family into an unbearable situation.
Certain individuals are more prone to UTIs than others. For example the anatomy of women makes them more susceptible to UTI’s because their urethra is shorter and closer to the anus. But as a group, the population most likely to experience UTIs is the elderly. Elderly people are more vulnerable to UTIs for many reasons, not the least of which is their overall susceptibility to all infections due to the suppressed immune system that comes with age and certain age-related conditions.
Also called "leaky bladder," urinary incontinence affects approximately 25 percent to 30 percent of older adults, and more women than men. One misnomer about incontinence is that it is a normal part of the aging process — It is not! If your parent is experiencing what you consider to be any form of incontinence, contact your parent’s doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
It’s important for caregivers and their parents to know that incontinence is not a normal part of aging and it can be treated. Often when incontinence becomes an issue, many caregivers decide to relinquish their role and place their parents in a facility.