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Tips for Caregivers on Assisting Someone with Alzheimer’s disease Who Is Also Incontinent

  Incontinence is a health issue that affects men and women of all ages. Some of the most common causes for incontinence include prostate cancer removal surgery, urinary stones, pregnancy, and some neurological disorders. Spinal cord injuries could also trigger incontinence. In many cases, incontinence is periodic and relatively minor, requiring pads or liners to be worn when symptoms arise. However, in other scenarios, the incontinence may be severe enough when patients will need to wear adult diapers on a daily basis. Alzheimer’s disease is one that affects more than 5.7 million people in the United States, and this number… Read More

How to Prevent Diaper Rash in the Summer

  New mommies and daddies learn very quickly that the summer months are a mixed bag. While it’s fun to take your baby to the pool or the park and enjoy the outdoors, the warmer temperatures could have an irritating side effect: diaper rash.  If you open your baby’s diaper and see that their skin is irritated and red, you are not alone. Diaper rash, unfortunately, happens to most babies, and it occurs more frequently in the summer.   That’s because the heat generates moisture in your baby’s diaper. Exposure to moisture irritates the skin, causing the red bumps otherwise… Read More

What Is the Future of Urinary Incontinence Treatment?

  As we all know, urinary incontinence is a medical condition that affects so many people and can significantly alter quality of life. Women are more likely to suffer from incontinence. In fact, as much as 30 percent of women between the ages of 30 to 60 are affected by urinary incontinence in some capacity. However, you should know that anyone can suffer from urinary incontinence at any age.   Regarding treatment, there are many options and those options are expanding. Recent news of out of Stanford may indicate a new approach. Stanford University Medical Center announced in May that… Read More

What Are Some Things that Will Worsen Your Incontinence?

  Since we’re in the middle of spring, we wanted to take a second and talk about stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. Although advanced age is a risk factor, pregnancy, taking certain medications, trauma injuries, and prostate surgery are all causes as well.   Stress incontinence is characterized as the unintentional loss of urine because of a physical activity. Let’s say, for example, you laugh so hard, your bladder unintentionally leaks urine onto your pants. This is stress incontinence, which is different from urge incontinence as that is caused by… Read More

Why Do People with Diabetes Often Suffer from Urinary Incontinence as Well

  Did you know that if you have diabetes, you may have as much as a 70% increased risk of suffering from urinary incontinence issues as well? Unfortunately, diabetes is a condition that affects so many organs in the body, including those in the urinary system, so the correlation does make sense. But what can doctors and patients do about it?   As April is Defeat Diabetes Month, which is sponsored by the Defeat Diabetes Foundation, we wanted to take a second and talk about diabetes prevention and management. For one, you should know that there are two forms of… Read More

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