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GregoryHayes.jpg_smallAny number o diseases including those of muscles, nerves, and conditions (such as dementia)  can cause incontinence. Due to the social stigma of adult incontinence, people who have these diseases not only suffer from their primary disease but from the "shame" that surrounds their incontinence. Gregory is just 36 but as his MD progresses it's his incontinence that bothers him the most - even more than his pain, He needs a caregiver who must handle his incontinence which increases his sense of humiliation exponentially. Gregory's story not only helps us understand that many younger people are incontinent, but we can see from the view of the person being cared for that needing help getting cleaned up is  - no matter the age - humbling.

Continue reading on Egosancares blog about Gregory's story about his MD and double incontinence and how that affects his quality of life:

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