Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important things to remember is you’re not alone. In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s provided an estimated

Drink Enough Fluids

Drinking Enough Fluids It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste. With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids. Drinking enough fluids every day also is essential if you exercise regularly. Check with your doctor, however,

Answers for Urinary Incontinence Concerns

Q: What is urinary incontinence? A: Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine. This is most often caused by physical activity, sudden urge to urinate or both. Q: What if I also leak stool? A: Involuntary leakage of stool (fecal incontinence) often accompanies urinary incontinence and can cause significant embarrassment to women of all ages.  Fortunately for many patients, the FDA has recently approved the use of a neuro-stimulator (Interstim™) to treat fecal incontinence.

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is a common medial condition that affects over 40 million Americans. It often goes untreated or unrecognized. The reason for this trend is multifactorial; some patients are uncomfortable about discussing these issues. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently affects quality of life. Incontinence is classified as stress, urge, mixed and overflow. In these notes we will discuss issues about urge incontinence. Urinary urge incontinence (UUI) is defined as a sudden uncontrollable

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans. It often goes untreated or unrecognized. The reason for this trend is multifactorial; some patients are uncomfortable about discussing these issues. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently affects quality of life. Incon-tinence is classified as stress, urge, mixed and overflow. In these notes we will discuss issues about urge incontinence. Urinary urge incontinence (UUI) is defined as a sudden uncontrollable