“Why is he suddenly incontinent?”

Incontinence is actually a big reason why a care partner may choose to initiate a move to dementia care. Aside from the fact that it’s an embarrassing issue, it can also turn into a big problem because for some care partners, it may begin suddenly.

The truth of the matter is, there’s no official timeline for incontinence, so there’s no way of telling when (or if) your loved one will be dealing with this issue.

Luckily, more and more adult briefs are becoming normalized in the world of aging in general; and I really appreciate that because it alleviates the stigma around this issue.

Stay for the entirety of this episode for some advice on how to deal with this delicate situation.

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2 thoughts on ““Why is he suddenly incontinent?””

  1. My husband started having issues months ago. At that time I bought Depends and just told him that I found some new underwear for him. The transfer was seamless. The “not getting angry” part is still something I’m dealing with. I’m getting better (taking a deep breath before I open my mouth!) Thanks again for the good, solid advice.

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