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Incontinence Tips

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Be aware that people with incontinence are prone to falls that may lead to injuries.

A person with incontinence will often rush and trip on their way to the bathroom especially at night.

Set a regular schedule to use the bathroom

Frequent and planned visits to the bathroom, usually every three hours, will help your loved one avoid soiling themselves and can assist with bladder retraining.
If your loved one is incontinent, there are certain foods or beverages that should be avoided which may irritate the bladder.

Alcohol

Carbonated drinks

Milk products

Coffee or tea (with or without caffeine)

Citrus fruits and juices

Tomatoes

Highly spiced foods

Sweeteners (sugar, honey, corn syrup)

Chocolate

Artificial sweetener



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