By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP
Solutions Magazine Summer 2008
There’s nothing pretty about incontinence, yet it’s a fact of life affecting more and more of us, especially women in their middle years. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million Canadians experience loss of bladder or bowel control. Women are affected more than men, with one in four adult women experiencing urinary incontinence and only one in ten men being affected during their lifetime. Although incontinence is not an automatic part of aging, the rate is higher among seniors, with one in every five seniors experiencing urinary incontinence. This article outlines ways to manage incontinence.
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