i was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago and have recently discovered that I am incontinent. I have an urge to go before and before I know it I have had an accident. I like being independent and having my dignity, and feel like this will ruin it. Anyone in the same situation?
Sorry to hear you’re struggling with this. Parkinson’s can cause a disruption between the brain and the bladder, causing bladder problems.
What is your usual diet plan? It is vital to consume plenty of water and avoid fizzy drinks and caffeine so you don’t irritate the bladder. I would also recommend establishing a routine. I would try and go to the toilet after every meal, eating and drinking at regular times.
Is your incontinence quite severe? If so, it might be worth discussing an option of a catheter with a Doctor.