113 Urinary Incontinence In Aging


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K discusses urinary incontinence in aging with geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didyk, founder of the blog and YouTube channel The Wrinkle. They discuss:

  • Why this is such an important health issue to detect and address
  • Why aging tends to bring on urinary continence issues
  • The four main types of urinary incontinence to know about
  • The DIAPPERS mnemonic geriatricians often use to check for common causes of incontinence
  • Which medications can cause or worsen incontinence
  • How health providers should evaluate and diagnose incontinence
  • How to prevent and treat urinary issues
  • Timed toileting and other approaches to managing incontinence in Alzheimer’s and other dementias

Related episode:

092- Interview: Addressing Nighttime Urination & Insomnia in Aging

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