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Incontinence is not a normal part of aging as many people still think. Incontinence affects people of all ages. It is not easily talked about and can lead to isolation and a sense of helplessness.

If incontinence develops, it’s very important to ask the doctor for a complete evaluation.

Many causes of incontinence are treatable. Sometimes simple changes in diet or changing certain medications can cure incontinence. More frequently, treatment involves a combination of medicine, bladder training, pelvic floor exercises, or absorbent products.

If you've already worked with a doctor and are continuing to struggle with the management of incontinence at home, contact your local Family Caregiver Support Program for information on educational resources and getting affordable incontinence supplies.

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