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Dear Gloomy Suz: I’m sorry for what’s happened to your parents and for your own understandable struggle. Two parents who need care at the same time is difficult, and your mom’s poor prognosis must color each day that you have together. Nearly anyone in your situation... Read more →


I'm so sorry that after all you’ve been doing your dad is still asking this painful question. It's enough to bring the strongest caregiver to tears. Yet, your dad can't help it, which you seem to understand. Whether a person living with Alzheimer's has lived in a home for a lifetime or makes a transition to a new home or a care home isn’t likely to make much difference when it comes to this question... Read more →


When we do this, we don’t argue if they say that they haven’t eaten all day even though lunch was an hour ago. We just say, “Really? Then we’d better get you a snack.”... Read more →


The reality is, many adults will continue to live with incontinence. This wouldn’t be a major challenge if not for the stigma that accompanies incontinence. This stigma will continue until... Read more →


Dear KO: I can understand your alarm and would be as angry as you are if I felt this was simply a money-saving step, or worse, active ageism. However, this has been the prevailing policy for many thoughtful clinicians over the last few years and is, in fact, one that I like. Read more →


If we slip up, we are shamed. Fast forward a few decades. The reality is that a significant number of adults will see some degree of incontinence in their future. Read more →


Dementia of any kind makes nearly every aspect of self-care and caregiving by others much harder to manage. Your mother's fortunate to have you in her corner. Some of these devices that collect urine can be helpful... Read more →


Our communication began with his request to return for credit unused incontinence products after his mother died. After Wilson received a refund for those Egosan products he went on to talk about the quality of the products:“My mom Lena Wilson just passed, and I was her caregiver at home... Read more →


As with all significant side effects, incontinence after starting a new prescription should be mentioned to your doctor in case there is a better choice for you. Chances are... Read more →


“While it may be overwhelming at first, urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence among adults. Other common types of incontinence among adults include urge incontinence when you have a strong impulse to use the toilet... Read more →