Managing urinary incontinence in the home as seniors age many things come into play safety in the home and out health conditions seniors face the emotional ups and downs when dealing with the normal aging process including the loss of loved ones. Urinary incontinence is defined by the international continence society as involuntary urinary leakage1 the condition is common among older people it affects more than a fifth of people aged over 85 years according to a recent cohort study2 although this is probably an underestimate urinary incontinence has both physical and psychological consequences including damage to skin urinary . Its important to determine the type of urinary incontinence that you have and your symptoms often tell your doctor which type you have vinchurkar as et al integrating yoga therapy in the management of urinary incontinence a case report journal of evidence based complementary alternative medicine 201520154 brown ay allscripts epsi. Treatments practical management after a diagnosis is made a treatment for elderly urinary incontinence can include behavioral therapy medications medical devices and surgery for the majority of the people in the community it is 100 percent treatable most of the time its a non surgical treatment smith says. This article has no abstract the first 100 words appear below urinary incontinence in the elderly is prevalent morbid costly and neglected
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