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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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  Incontinence can be an embarrassing problem for an elder, thus making coping with it emotional and sometimes a battlefield between generations. Some elders deny their incontinence and refuse to wear briefs to protect their clothing and furniture from accidents. This often leads to very frustrated adult children who can’t…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Caregiving for People with Alzheimer's… Thanks for an excellent post, Dorian. As you said, certain routines can…

06/29/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Incontinence difficult situation for…   Hi, I agree with you 100% that regular toileting and changing…

04/20/14

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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…

07/17/12

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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…

04/27/10

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