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How can I help an elderly loved one with incontinence?
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If you can go with them to their doctors appointment it may help.
Many times the patient is embarrassed to ask about it. Occasionally it's just an infection or an over active bladder that can be treated with a medication.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com.

In brief: Ask Doctor
If you can go with them to their doctors appointment it may help.
Many times the patient is embarrassed to ask about it. Occasionally it's just an infection or an over active bladder that can be treated with a medication.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
In brief: Urinary Incontinence
There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently.
Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist

In brief: Urinary Incontinence
There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently.
Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: See urologist &...
The first step of help is to realize, understand, & accept the facts and truth of life especially during twilight years of life; then, act to support timely with empathy , not with sympathy & sweet talk -lip service.
Besides, remind the elderly to go to bath timely, change diaper as needed, and see urologist for something can be done with medication or procedure.....

In brief: See urologist &...
The first step of help is to realize, understand, & accept the facts and truth of life especially during twilight years of life; then, act to support timely with empathy , not with sympathy & sweet talk -lip service.
Besides, remind the elderly to go to bath timely, change diaper as needed, and see urologist for something can be done with medication or procedure.....
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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