Urinary and faecal incontinence in older adults

Urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms and faecal incontinence are common in the general population and increase in association with age. These conditions are associated with a significant burden on patients and caregivers, and adversely affect the quality of life of both parties. Despite the increasing body of evidence for the effective management of these conditions, older people often fail to be assessed and treated. Older adults are not a homogenous cohort, varying from fit to frail, often not dependent on age.

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