Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly: Considerations Beyond the Bladder

Workshop 18

Aims & Objectives

180 minutes
Urinary Incontinence Geriatrics Treatment
Nurses, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Caregivers

Despite evidence based practices to treat and manage incontinence, it remains a prevalent condition in older adults. This educational course explores non genitourinary contributors to urinary incontinence from an interdisciplinary perspective. Diseases, dysfunctions, and conditions affecting cognition, affect, and mobility will be discussed in the context of their impact on assessment and treatment of geriatric incontinence. Medications that affect genitourinary function and that are used to treat urinary incontinence will also be discussed. The speakers will address the latest evidence regarding prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence in this population.