Incontinence means losing or leaking urine when you don't want to! As many as 3.3 million Canadians - nearly 10% of the population - experience some form of urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, very few people talk to their doctor about their symptoms. According to the Canadian Urinary Bladder Survey, 16% of men and 33% of women over the age of 40 have symptoms of urinary incontinence but only 26% have discussed with their doctor.
This website is full of useful information and tips on bladder health and control, and how to manage incontinence. You can learn about urinary incontinence, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of bladder problems. We also have sections dedicated to fecal incontinence, bowel control and men's prostate health. We can also help you find a health care professional in your area, who has expertise in treating incontinence.
Recently Jacqueline Cahill, Executive Director of The Canadian Continence Foundation, and Sarah, an individual who has experienced the symptoms of incontinence for years, met with Charles Adler of AM 680 CJOB to discuss the continuing tabooism of incontinence and the difficulties patients face discussing the subject. Listen to the full interview above.
The Canadian Continence Foundation (TCCF) today released two documents, researched and written for them by The Cameron Institute, entitled – "Incontinence: The Canadian Perspective", and "The Impact of Incontinence in Canada". Urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence are the last two "taboo" health conditions which need light shed upon them...
Use the links below to read more.
The Canadian Continence Foundation in collaboration with the Cameron Institute are pleased to announce the publication of a research article on fecal incontinence in the Public Health Research Journal: "Denial, Shame and Acceptance: Generating Base-line Knowledge and Understanding of Fecal Incontinence amongst Long-term Care Residents and Care Providers"
We would like to acknowledge the support of an unconditional research grant from SCA Americas, Personal Care, Canada; and thank Schlegel Villages for the participation of their patients and staff in this study.
The full article can be found here.
We're pleased to announce our newest summaries on the latest incontinence research.