De-Stigmatizing Urinary Incontinence

Too often caregivers feel that their loved one’s incontinence is a natural result of aging, dementia, medication or disability. They may not seek help because they assume that nothing can be done. But that might not be entirely true. Let’s learn about this too-little-talked-about condition. First of all, we need a basic anatomy lesson. The urinary system contains a urethra, a bladder, two ureters, and two kidneys. A circular muscle called the sphincter can play a role in incontinence, but it is not an official part of the urinary system. The kidneys remove waste from the blood and turn […]