Incontinence in the Elderly Articles

  • Urinary Incontinence 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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  • 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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  • 8 Tips for Traveling with Urinary Incontinence

    Travel plans can run into any number of speedbumps, but incontinence doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these pointers to prevent embarrassing situations and ensure that the journey is as enjoyable as the destination itself.

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  • Managing Incontinence in Older Adults

    Under a doctor's care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. The choice of treatment depends on the type of bladder control problem your aging parent has, how serious it is, and what best fits a senior's lifestyle.

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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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  • 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. Explore issues that cause incontinence and how it can be treated and controlled.

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  • Activities of Daily Living Defined

    The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.

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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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  • How to Convince a Senior to Wear Adult Diapers

    Pro tip: The first step in winning this common battle is to strike the word “diaper” from your vocabulary.

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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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  • Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

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  • How do I get mom to wear an adult diaper when she refuses?

    Approaching the subject and talking to an elderly mother or father about incontinence and wearing adult diapers requires sensitivity and discretion.

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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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  • The Effects of Insomnia on Your Aging Parent

    Insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep, or stay asleep, affects almost half of elderly adults 60 and older. What causes insomnia among seniors, and how can you help an aging loved one get some sleep?

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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 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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  • 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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