Continence Care for the Aged - Tools to Remember!

Round Table Discussion 6

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Urinary incontinence is common in older people, yet they often receive care which doesn't meet their needs. Many older people deal with multiple other medical conditions in later life and need to integrate care for their continence into their daily routine. Maintaining continence is more than just about staying dry; successful toileting requires sufficient sensory function, mobility, awareness, cognition and dexterity to manage a complex task. Management of incontinence in older people, then, differs from that in younger people. Cure may not be either possible, or be the aim of management. This round table will give attendees some practical, pragmatic tips and advice in non urological / urogynecological management of older people including, care, containment, toileting, medication management and comorbid disease management in order to obtain the best outcomes for the medically complex elderly.

14:0014:05IntroductionAdrian Wagg
14:0514:15Where can exercise interventions be of use?Margaret Sherburn
14:1514:25What behavioural and conservative measures really help?Mary Palmer
14:2514:35Meddling with medicines - is there any point?Adrian Wagg
14:3514:45Dealing with frailty if invasive treatment is appropriateAnne Suskind