Urinary & faecal incontinence
While urinary incontinence (UI) is not a life-threatening condition, it does have a significant adverse effect on quality of life and is a major health burden in the older population. Incontinence is a key trigger factor in deciding to move older adults into long-term residential care and has been found to be second only to dementia. Apart from the social and emotional consequences, incontinence brings a greater risk of skin and urinary tract infections and is associated with a higher risk of falls.
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