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Supporting a Loved One as a Live in Caregiver

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Being a caregiver is hard work; you may know this all-too-well already. However, working as a caretaker to an in-home parent can present its own set of unique challenges. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of such a situation is trying to balance your professional responsibilities with your family ties. It’s never an easy job, but there are some tips that can guide you towards success. Here is our guidance on being a live in caregiver, or caretaking for a parent that lives in the home. Continue reading

Diabetes and Incontinence: What You Need to Know

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In the United States, it’s estimated that about 95 percent of all people who have diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body either resists insulin, or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels in the body. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

There are many side effects that a person living with Type 2 diabetes may experience, such as weight gain, circulatory issues, and a higher risk of developing skin infections. However, one side effect that many people don’t think about when it comes to Type 2 diabetes is urinary incontinence.

Here’s a closer look at how Type 2 diabetes contributes to urinary incontinence, and what can be done to alleviate such symptoms. Continue reading

You Were Just Diagnosed With Incontinence, Now What?

doctor deliver news to patientSo you just returned from your doctor with the news that you were diagnosed with incontinence. You likely have a lot of questions about why you’re experiencing unintentional urine leakage as you digest your situation. First of all, it’s important to note that incontinence itself isn’t so much a condition as it is a sign of a greater condition. Noting that, it’s likely that you’ll grow out of your incontinence situation either with time, or by taking measures into your own hands.

Here’s a look at some FAQs that people recently diagnosed with incontinence often have, as well as some ways to manage unintentional leakage. Continue reading

How to Cope with a Child Dealing with Incontinence

child sad with head hanging downIf you’re the parent of a bed wetter, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. You may wonder what is wrong with your child, or whether he or she has an emotional problem. You might be surprised to learn that incontinence is extremely common in children, and that 20 percent of all children who are five years of age suffer from bed wetting. What’s more, a full 10 percent of children, age seven, still struggle with incontinence issues. So if your youngster is suffering from incontinence problems, you can rest assured that he or she isn’t alone with this problem. 

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What No One Tells You About Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Old man frustrated about incontinenceIt’s estimated that as many as 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, about 160,000 of which go on to have surgery to treat the condition. And while surgery is often effective – and accompanied by a five-year survival rate of 99 percent – no procedure, let alone prostate surgery, is without its side effects. Perhaps the most common long-term side effect from prostate surgery is incontinence.