Incontinence in the Elderly Articles

  • Senior Hygiene Top Tips: How to Eliminate Stains and Odors

    Caring for an elderly loved one often involves dealing with incontinence stains and strong urine smell. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for getting rid of stubborn stains and odors.

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  • Kegel Exercises: Prevent and Manage Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a common condition in seniors. Fortunately, there are simple exercises that men and women of all ages can do to prevent and manage urinary incontinence.

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  • My Husband Has Dementia: Another Day With Charlie

    My husband has dementia. I have mixed feelings every time I hear his cane hit the floor in the morning. I dread the day that I can no longer cope and he has to go into long-term care.

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

    UTIs are often difficult to detect in seniors, but early diagnosis can prevent serious complications. Know the age-related symptoms to look for and learn how to reduce the risk of infection.

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  • The 4 Most Challenging Caregiver Situations

    Caring for aging family members throws many challenges our way. Explore strategies for helping an aging loved one with toileting, bathing, dining out, and navigating public outings as they become part of your regular care routine.

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  • How to Choose the Best Adult Diaper

    There are many absorbent products, sometimes called "adult diapers" for seniors dealing with incontinence. Using the proper products is important in managing leaks, maintaining skin health and reducing embarrassment.

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  • Common Bladder Control Problems in Senior Women

    Learn why postmenopausal women are especially prone to urinary incontinence and what treatments are available to minimize symptoms.

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  • How Do Seniors' Urinary Systems Work?

    When the urinary system doesn't function properly, it can lead to a wide variety of senior health problems.

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  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

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  • A Complete Guide to Durable Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies

    Sometimes the need for aids is immediately apparent, for example, in the case of a broken hip. Other times the need appears gradually. Be alert to the potential need for an assistive device, as seniors commonly try to downplay changes in their abilities.

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  • Incontinence and Bladder Control in the Elderly

    Incontinence, the inability to hold your bladder is an embarrassing problem, but it is also extremely common among elderly people. Help your elderly parent educate themselves on this common condition.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

    Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.

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  • Stop Incontinence from Sabotaging Your Summer

    Incontinence affects more than half of Americans over age 65. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure symptoms don’t interfere with your summer plans.

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  • Dietary Do's and Don'ts to Keep an Overactive Bladder Happy

    Urinary incontinence can sometimes be caused by an overactive bladder. Certain dietary changes can help with an overactive bladder. Making minor alterations to a person's diet may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

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  • How To Handle Awkward Incontinence Incidents

    Incontinence is an embarrassing problem prevalent in the elderly population. Here are three ways to handle incontinence in the elderly.

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  • The 4 Kinds of Urinary Incontinence

    Caring for an elderly parent with incontinence can be challenging. Start by understanding the four main kinds of incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow and functional incontinence.

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  • What Are the Side Effects of Bladder Control Medications?

    Bladder control and incontinence medications have various side effects depending on the person taking them. Some side effects of over-active bladder (OAB) and incontinence drugs are dry mouth, blurry vision, heartburn and constipation.

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  • Testing Procedures for Incontinence

    How do doctors test for, diagnose and treat incontinence and loss of bladder control?

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  • How to Take Care of an Elderly Man with Bladder Control Problems

    Tips for caregivers on taking care of an elderly man who has bladder control problems

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  • You Never Know What a Dementia Patient Will Do Next

    Caring for my husband with dementia presents almost daily challenges. Charlie's latest hygiene habit is as perplexing as it is frustrating.

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