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The only way to deal with this stigma is to work toward educating ourselves and others through awareness efforts. The hope is that with time, the public as well as those who are personally affected by incontinence can understand that while inconvenient, incontinence can be dealt with. What causes urinary incontinence... 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 →


Dear Worried: One of the vital things that we do as caregivers is helping our older adult family members take necessary medications as prescribed, and question prescriptions that could be unnecessary. Questioning doesn’t mean... Read more →


Look to meditation, prayer and/or time alone with nature, books or music to help lower your stress levels. People who have a strong spiritual life are often more able to cope with stress in a healthy manner. Read more →


As men age, the prostate tends to grow larger which can eventually cause any number of health issues including urine retention, but it can become cancerous, as well. 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 it may actually increase their risk of Read more →


,,,I want to make the point here that if this change had happened after the upheaval in our living situations and the threat of COVID-19, I’d consider that trauma as a contributing factor. It sounds from your letter, though, that this change happened prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more →


Dear KT: This is a frustrating situation that many adult children deal with as caregivers. While everyone is different, I can think of several possible reasons. Read more →


Dear KD: I understand your worry. This situation could reflect a genuine error or even miscommunication about your rights and your expectations. In my opinion, you aren’t out of line as long as you’ve been open about these expectations, and that they have written permission for you to be your mom’s health contact. Read more →


Dear SL: I’m so sorry! Your history points to a lot of misery with your mother. Her anger is misplaced, but her personality is unlikely to change so you’ll need to see what you can do to take care of yourself. Read more →