Joanne is a nurse practitioner working in aged care and continence in Canberra, ACT. She has over 25 years’ experience in continence assessment and management of adults and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Caitlin Daley, NSW, has dealt with urinary tract infections (UTIs) since she was only five years old. While it has been challenging, the experience eventually inspired her choice of career.
I used to consider my bedwetting the most shameful secret I had to carry. I’m 32 years old now, and in my 20s I did everything I could to make sure no one else worked it out. There were definitely giveaways. For one, I was a young guy living in a share house and washing my bed linens twice a week…
Incontinence is expensive. We’re talking the kind of expensive that totals 67 billion Australian dollars. That’s the estimated total cost of incontinence in Australia, based on a 2010 Deloitte report.
The National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66 has answered the questions you’ve been wondering about bowel motions and diet.