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Dear Carol: My dad had prostate surgery and as a result he is sometimes incontinent. The doctor says this may improve, but meanwhile he’s humiliated by the accidents. He’s very proud, and the idea of what he calls “diapers” upsets him. It seems either way he’s upset, and I don’t know where to turn. – Andy
Dear Andy: Incontinence is something most adults don’t even want to think about. There’s enough indignity thrust upon an aging body without this bold reminder that defies denial of the ravages of age and disease.

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