New Study shows the high impact of dementia on Incontinence.

New Study shows the high impact of dementia on Incontinence.

  • On September 4, 2013
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A new study proves the expected link between dementia and incontinence but more importantly shows that patients with dementia are three times more likely to be diagnosed with urinary incontinence, and four times more likely to be diagnosed with faecal incontinence. The new study in PLOS Medicine by Robert Grant (Kingston University and St. George’s, University of London) and colleagues compared those without a diagnosis of dementia to those patients diagnosed with the condition. Also, patients with dementia and incontinence were more likely to receive incontinence medication than those without dementia, the authors stated.

The full article from PLOS Medicine can be read here