Patients with functional incontinence have mental or physical disabilities that keep them from urinating normally, although the urinary system itself is intact. Conditions that can lead to functional incontinence include:
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Mental confusion may prevent both recognition of the need to void and locating a bathroom.
- Severe depression. In such cases, people may become incontinent because they have difficulty with...