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The latest research report released by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety estimates nearly 40% of Australian aged care residents experience emotional or physical abuse or neglect.
Need inspiration for a fun family dinner? Check out this healthy taco recipe from Milly Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian. It’s a great chance for kids and the entire family to get involved in making food together.
Thousands of people receiving the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) in Western Australia can now save on their water bill. CAPS is an Australian Government program that helps people with permanent and severe incontinence pay for some of their continence products.
“I would encourage anyone with incontinence to get help no matter how long you have had it.”
2020 has been especially heartbreaking for aged care residents, their family and friends, and staff. Australia saw aged care homes record thousands of COVID-19 cases and the majority of deaths around the nation.
Jules Robinson wasn’t afraid to share a huge life experience – marriage – with Married at First Sight TV viewers across the nation. The 37-year-old business owner and Always Discreet ambassador has continued this trend in 2020, this time opening up about her pregnancy and urinary incontinence.
We know that some women have a bigger chance of getting a pelvic organ prolapse. What is the link between your family history and your chance of getting a prolapse?
Finding yourself needing to go to the toilet a lot? Men’s health physiotherapist Travis Monk answers common questions around frequent urination (emptying the bladder often).
Every year, the Continence Foundation of Australia celebrates the role of carers with the Continence Carer of the Year Award. In 2020, we are proud to recognise Robert Sykes of Coffs Harbour, NSW, with the Award.
There is considerable research linking incontinence to depression, including postnatal depression, which affects one in seven new mothers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted healthcare professionals internationally to re-evaluate their clinical care. Urogynaecology Nurse Practitioner Julie Westaway discussed how a previously common test used with female patients is no longer suited to use within COVID Safe practice. 
Day one of #NCOI2020. Carolyn Vandyken will be presenting again as part of the second week of the National Conference on Incontinence 2020. Online day and week registrations remain open – visit ncoi.org.au for more. 
Australia’s premier multidisciplinary meeting for health professionals in bladder, bowel and pelvic health begins this week (20 – 22 Oct and 27 – 29 Oct 2020), hosted by the Continence Foundation of Australia. 
Prostate cancer is tough to handle at the best of times. Even more so during the “strange time” of a pandemic, as 71-year-old Brian Pegg found out.
What can you expect when you phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66? Meet Merrill, one of the Nurse Continence Specialists who might answer your call.
No matter where you are across Australia, the National Public Toilet Map can help you find public toilets. The app and website are perfect for those long road trips or daily local adventures. 

There are some simple things you can look for to check your bowel habits and function. 

WHAT ARE BOWEL MOTIONS? 

Bowel motions are also known as faeces, stools or poo. Bowel habits can be very individual (different from person to person). 

Have you ever wondered why your bladder gets really excited when you get home and put the keys in the door? Or maybe the sight of running water brings on the strong need to rush to the toilet and unfortunately, sometimes, you don’t quite make it? 
Since speaking with Bridge in 2018, model and advocate Anja Christoffersen has made it her mission to show that people with incontinence can live happily and confidently. She’s now 22 and her story has gone from Brisbane to the world, in magazines and medical conferences. She shares what she’s learnt from incontinence and this experience. 
Associate Professor Eric Chung is a urological surgeon in Queensland and an exciting speaker, mentor and research author. His passion is functional reconstructive urology (surgery to repair and restore various damaged organ systems).
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Last Updated: Thu 12, Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020