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Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms URINARY INCONTINENCE, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Urinary incontinence is often seen as an inevitable sign of ... but that's not necessarily the case. There could be other causes that can be addressed. And for those who do have to live ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... may become incontinent due to an underlying medical condition such as a urinary tract infection or it may be as a result of the medication ... Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence incontinence, continence, independence Incontinence is something that most don't like to talk about yet ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... , problems with prostates aren't just about cancer. As men age, their prostates enlarge, often to the point that pressure on the urinary tract means that peeing naturally becomes impossible. About 60% of men over 60 suffer some degree of prostate enlargement, and as ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... health issues so your parent may be resistant to sharing their troubles with you as it can be both distressing and embarrassing for them. Urinary tract infections can mimic MS symptoms associated with the bladder so it might be worth asking your parent's GP to test for this as ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... reduce pressure and prevent ulcers. Pillow or bed raisers can also be useful aids. If the person is totally bedridden they may need incontinence aids and a hoist to be able to move onto a commode. This equipment is mostly organised through an occupational therapist or district ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... health issues. The changes your parent's body and mind go through as they age can also prompt anorexic tendencies. Digestive difficulties such as incontinence or constipation, traumatic experiences with food such as swallowing problems and depression can also be common causes of anorexia. How to spot ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... of Protection. Mum's 57 year marriage had effectively ended. Instead of her independent, home-loving husband, she was in a whirlwind of incontinence pads, catheters and rubber mattresses. I found myself, as Dad's 'Deputy', managing a portfolio of stocks and shares, ...