"Approximately 17 million adults in the US suffer from incontinence, with nearly half of nursing home residents having some degree of incontinence. Women are twice as affected as men. Nearly 35% of female Medicare beneficiaries and 25% of male beneficiaries are estimated to suffer from urinary incontinence. Although the prevalence of incontinence increases with age, incontinence is not a normal consequence of aging. Incontinence can be a distressing and often disabling state in the elderly. It can have a tremendous effect on the quality of life, as well as other health conditions. Nearly a third of all patients do not speak to their doctor about incontinence, thereby increasing morbidity."•
Urinary incontinence (UI) increases with age.
Incontinence is common but is not a normal consequence of aging.