Advice on urinary urgency in elderly

Hi, my mum is wanting to get up a number of times at night and need help of carer, disturbs sleep for her and others, any advice on best way to cope and improve quality of life. I believe this is one of the symptoms of parkinson although she is on co-careldopa.

Hi Jugu,

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Hi, I am elderly, suffer from PD and frequent urgency to urinate. For what its worth I also take Co-Careldopa but I am not aware has any connection with the urge to urinate. During the day time when I am out and about in my local home town, I have made it my business to familiarise myself with every toilet available for Public use. During the night, I keep a small bucket by my bedside. These suggestions may strike you as blindingly obvious but I have to admit they were slow to dawn on me. There may be some medication you can take to reduce the urgency but I have not pursued that line as yet. Best wishes to your mum

Hello my dad also has this issue. I would suggest she speaks to her gp with yourself, i will be getting a condom catheter for my dad so urine can drain into a bag in the night, no need to get up. I know there are female versions. Or there are other incontinence products you could consider. Best option to discuss with gp as depends on urine output too :slight_smile: