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Incontinence in PD

Best Publications - Downloadable

"Gastrointestinal and Urinary Dysfunction in PD" by Dr. Ronald Pfeiffer
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Newsletter, Spring 2007
Discusses dental problems and saliva, dysphagia, stomach problems, bowel dysfunction, bladder and urinary difficulties as they relate to Parkinson’s Disease, as well as possible treatments for each issue.

"Incontinence & Parkinson's Disease"
Published by the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 2009
Four-page educational supplement defines incontinence, the frequency of occurrence in Parkinson’s Disease, how Parkinson’s Disease contributes to the difficulty, possible treatments and learning to live with the problem.
En Espanol:  “La Incontinencia en la Enfermedad de Parkinson”

"Urinary Problems in Parkinson's Disease"
Published by the National Parkinson Foundation
Two-page information sheet describes common symptoms of incontinence in Parkinson's Disease and their causes, with suggestions for keeping track of symptoms for reporting to your health care provider, as well as management tools.

Best Online Video

"Bladder Disturbances in Parkinson's Disease"
35-minute lecture by Dr. Donna Deng at UCSF Conference on Parkinson's Disease
November 13, 2010
Online video, broken into three segments, provides a good overview of bladder difficulties in PD and what to do about them.


This list compiled by Denise Dagan with Stanford's Parkinson's Community Outreach Program, April 2012. Links last updated by Denise Dagan, September 2016 and Steven Russell, August 2016.

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