Thursday, April 17, 2014

Incontinence

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Incontinence is something that can affect people with Alzheimer's, especially those who are middle or late-stage. Incontinence could be due to an underlying health problem, but could also be due to medication side effects or recent surgery. Changing the diet and behavorial patterns around going to the bathroom for a person with Alzheimer's can help improve incontinence.

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Urinary incontinence is a distressing but very common problem in people with mid to late-stage Alzheimer's disease. There are lots of things you can do to help.   1st-Exclude diseases and conditions that could be causing urinary incontinence Remember, people with Alzheimer's can get sick too. Urinary incontinence may just be a symptom of an…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on 5 Steps to Managing Urinary… Thanks so much for your input, Ted. Many older people have urinary issues and at…

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Dorian Martin, Health Guide, answered Can a nurse tell you when the person… Hmmm.... Then I would consider her opinion one of many. She does have…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Caregiver Skills for Managing Fecal… An excellent caregiver I know (a husband who cares for his wife) tells…

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro, answered Effective male undergarment for bladder… HI   Here are a couple of links to the incontinence site here at…

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