Try These 3 Dietary Rules to Help Manage Incontinence

by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist

When making New Year’s resolutions, try these three simple dietary rules. They may not only improve your overall health, but can also help you manage incontinence.

What You Should Know About Elderly Incontinence

The first thing to know about incontinence is that there is a wide variety of causes. It can be something as simple as not drinking enough water, to much more serious conditions. There are also several diseases that can bring about incontinence that include but are not limited to: multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. There are also reasons that are specific to women, such as: prior pregnancies, childbirth, and the onset of menopause. For men, prostate problems can hamper urination. It should be noted that drinking coffee, or tea or taking prescribed medications, can aggravate your bladder. And the natural changes in the body as we age can make elderly urinary incontinence a more likely occurrence.
Incontinence can have simple to complex solutions.

What You Should Know About Caring For a Senior Who Uses a Wheelchair

Wheelchairs help seniors get back into life

If you are the child, or the caregiver, of a senior who uses a wheelchair for mobility assistance, you may be feeling overwhelmed, by all of the issues that surround that situation. Helping the senior in your life, deal with the ramifications of using a wheelchair, can be difficult, but with the right resources, and knowledge, you can help your loved one live as full a life as possible. An important aspect to remember is that there are resources, and tools, that are available to help you as the caregiver.