Urinary incontinence is a common symptom among older adults that is often marginalized and not properly addressed.
Older adults have a high prevalence of urinary incontinence. Among the older adult population, many nonurinary pathological, anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological factors may serve as comorbidities in the development of incontinence.
The diagnosis and management of cervical cancer in the older patient presents important challenges to the geriatrician and oncologist.
Urinary incontinence is a significant problem in older women. Prevalence rates vary from 4.5–44% in healthy older women and increase to 22–90% in patients in long-term care facilities.
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a common medical condition in the elderly. Over 1.5 million Canadians are currently afflicted with the condition, and the number is expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years as the baby boom population ages.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
One of the most moving speeches I have ever heard was given several years ago at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Masters, a distinguished researcher in the field of human sexuality, was being honoured for his many contributions.
The population of postmenopausal women in Canada is growing rapidly. It is now estimated that there are more than four million women in Canada over the age of 50.
Sexual function and self-perception is integral to our sense of self and well-being. Yet we live in a society that desexualizes older people, especially women.
Erectile Dysfunction is a significant and common medical problem. The National Institutes of Health has defined erectile dysfunction as "the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance."