Urinary Incontinence

75% of nursing home residents are incontinent, care costs reach $5 billion annually, government report shows

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High incontinence rates among nursing home residents create emotional and financial burdens, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.

Nursing home yoga therapy could reduce urinary incontinence in women, researchers suggest

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A specially designed yoga regimen helped incontinent women reduce their urine leakage by up to 70%, researchers announced in a recent article in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.

New study supports 'prompted voiding' for managing incontinence in nursing homes

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"Prompted voiding" is an effective therapy for managing urinary incontinence in nursing home residents, a recent study out of Hong Kong has affirmed.

Dementia patients face higher risk of urinary incontinence

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Seniors with dementia are three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Bladder leakage products debut

Bladder leakage products debut

Depend Guards and Shields were created to fit securely in a man's underwear. The Depend Guards for Men fit like an athletic cup so they stay close to the body and feature maximum absorbency. Depend Shields for Men are ultra-thin and offer light absorbency.

White women still constitute majority of oldest LTC residents, CDC finds

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Elderly white women still make up the majority of the oldest nursing home residents, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although other researchers have found the number of white residents is on the decline.

Study: Residents with multiple diseases, urinary incontinence at high risk for falls

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Nursing home residents who have multiple diseases are most prone to falls, according to a study recently published in the journal BMC Geriatrics. Urinary incontinence, antidepressant use, multiple medication use and arrhythmias also were strongly associated with falls.

FDA approves Botox as effective treatment for overactive bladder

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Botox may be more synonymous with the Real Housewives reality franchise than long-term care residents, but it could soon be a treatment of choice for urinary incontinence.

Creative staff training about urinary incontinence

Creative staff training about urinary incontinence

A knowledge gap exists among nursing home staff members in the areas of attitude toward UI, types of UI, and assessment of UI. To reduce the existing knowledge gap, an interdisciplinary research team from the University of Southern Indiana created an evidence-based UI education program titled Bladder Buzz staff.

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