Functional incontinence is typically a result of a disease and/or physical handicap, which prevents affected individuals from reaching the restroom in time.
Conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, or severe depression can cause confusion which inhibit an individual from recognizing a need to urinate. Physical handicaps including arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis, can also prevent someone from being physically able to reach the restroom in time. Medications can also contribute to functional incontinence.
If you or a loved one are suffering from accidents due to functional incontinence, it is time to see a physician. Tests can determine the type and severity of your incontinence, and a treatment plan will be created for you.