The loss of bladder control can be a deeply shameful subject, even a minor leak of urine leads to severe distress and embarrassment for a urinary incontinence patient. Such patients tend to avoid social contact which leads to isolation which paves the way for depression. Lack of restful sleep further compounds this problem, and avoidance about the topic ensures that no help will be asked for. Instead of waiting for an elder to gather his/her courage, we urge you to talk to the seniors in your life about this problem.
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