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What causes incontinence in alzheimer's?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Few causes
Incontinence can be caused by a bladder infection, and over active bladder ( bladder spasms) or in an alzheimer's patient sometimes they just get distracted and confused and don't remember to use the bathroom. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist

In brief: Few causes
Incontinence can be caused by a bladder infection, and over active bladder ( bladder spasms) or in an alzheimer's patient sometimes they just get distracted and confused and don't remember to use the bathroom. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Kathryn Ko
well explained!
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is functional
Usually it is because the person becomes too confused to know they need to use the toilet or too confused to find the bathroom.

In brief: It is functional
Usually it is because the person becomes too confused to know they need to use the toilet or too confused to find the bathroom.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. John Baker
Neurology
In brief: Ad
Sensing need to void urine requires a sense of response to internal stimuli, often lost in ad.
Then there is the need for quick response. As well as progressive overactivity of bladder detrusor muscle inappropriately.

In brief: Ad
Sensing need to void urine requires a sense of response to internal stimuli, often lost in ad.
Then there is the need for quick response. As well as progressive overactivity of bladder detrusor muscle inappropriately.
Dr. John Baker
Dr. John Baker
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
In brief: Brain Cell Loss
Alzheimer's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders (such as parkinson's) are ultimately devestating because of the loss of brain cells.
Eventually, the cells that control the bowels & bladder are effeted & the result is incontinence. That being said, there are certainly things that can be done to help manage like frequent reminders to go to the bathroom & limit fluids in the late evening.

In brief: Brain Cell Loss
Alzheimer's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders (such as parkinson's) are ultimately devestating because of the loss of brain cells.
Eventually, the cells that control the bowels & bladder are effeted & the result is incontinence. That being said, there are certainly things that can be done to help manage like frequent reminders to go to the bathroom & limit fluids in the late evening.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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