Key Points

One of the greatest aging myths is that urinary incontinence (UI) is part of normal aging, when, in fact, it is not. UI is defined as the involuntary passage of urine. Older adults are often embarrassed by this problem and are reluctant to discuss this issue with their clinician.

The diagnosis and management of UI can be successfully achieved in the primary care setting and in consultation with an urologist (surgical interventions). It is highly treatable and even curable in many instances

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Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults Handout

Update in Urinary Incontinence Powerpoint Presentation