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...The reality is that many adults of varying ages have bladder and bowel control problems for any number of reasons, most of which are health-related and beyond their control. Stroke damage, Read more →


...However, he is at the stage in his dementia journey where he is not able to maintain this attachment on his own. Yet he is defiant when we try to explain that he cannot go on trips with friends because his friends Read more →


Egosan is here to help people who live with incontinence better manage this inconvenience so that they can continue to live their best possible lives without incontinence as a focus. Read more →


...Questioning doesn’t mean that we should be antagonistic toward a doctor but asking details about prescriptions is just common sense. Therefore, respectful inquiries should be welcomed by physicians. Read more →


...Uncharacteristically, he's started yelling at people who try to help him. What's going on? – SC Read more →


It’s rare for an older adult to admit to incontinence as soon as some problem is evident, but we hope that with education older adults and their caregivers will grow to accept this condition as an inconvenience rather than a cause for shame. The embarrassment... Read more →


"Incontinence affects millions of Americans and is very closely linked to diet, since what someone eats and drinks directly affects their bladder. With that said, people may think drinking less water will help them avoid incontinence, but..." Read more →


As with so many things regarding our aging parents, you could consider how you are approaching your mom. You might think that you are doing so with compassion and gentleness, but... Read more →


“I’m worried about her safety and have been telling her for several years that she needs help,” she continues. “I’m not proud to say that I’ve stooped to yelling at her, but I have done it. I hate the thought of her falling and not having help, and I also think she’d be happier with more company..." Read more →


As caregivers, we walk a thin line between keeping our loved ones safe and helping to preserve their independence. One of my first experiences with this concept occurred with my elderly neighbor and first care recipient. Read more →