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Understanding Incontinence

Loss of mobility

Published by Jane Granger
Loss of mobility

Sometimes the simple fact of not being able to get around due to physical injury, disease or age makes it difficult to react in time to signals from the bladder or bowel.

Conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and degenerative conditions can make the everyday task of getting to the toilet in time a challenge.

Even conditions like arthritis can make it extremely difficult to undo fastenings and remove clothing in time to use the toilet.

However, once this has been identified, a bit of planning can make all the difference. Paying attention to a routine and anticipating when the bladder needs to be emptied can help to allow enough time and improve success.