Functional Incontinence

Functional incontinence has less to do with a bladder disorder and more to do with the logistics of getting to a bathroom in time. It occurs when someone has difficulty in reaching the toilet or being able to remove clothing in time. It’s usually found in elderly or disabled people who have normal bladder control but cannot get to the toilet in time because of mobility issues or confusion.

Treatment and management of functional incontinence

  • Scheduling toilet visits so accidents can be prevented
  • Pelvic floor exercises for better bladder control
  • Staying active so the visit to the toilet is not a challenging activity
  • Wearing pants and bottoms with elastic instead of cumbersome clasps and ties.