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Simon Fact Sheet Library

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The following are PDF files that you may read online or download and print:

Bladder Health and Aging

Bowel Incontinence

Communicating with Your Doctor About Incontinence

The Importance of Diagnosis

The Importance of Water

Incontinence and Emotions

Incontinence: Guidance for the At Home Caregiver

 

 


The Informer Newsletter

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2016 Edition (PDF)

2015 Edition (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Books

Managing Life with Incontinence

Managing Life with Incontinence

Managing Life with Incontinence, edited by Cheryle B. Gartley, Mary Radtke Klein, Christine Norton and Anita Saltmarche. c2012.

To order this book, click here. (You will be taken to our sister website for this book purchase.)

This book provides guidance from leading experts about how to take control of your life — even when your life includes incontinence.

In addition, there are chapters on:  Building resiliency – Communicating with friends, family, and health professionals – Overcoming stigma, to name a few.

Whether incontinence is a new diagnosis or something you have lived with for years, whether your leakage is light or heavy, you will find help and inspiration within this book.


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Managing Incontinence

Managing Incontinence: A Guide to Living with Loss of Bladder Control, edited by Cheryle B. Gartley. c1985.

$12.95 (price includes shipping)

This is a book of hope and counsel for those who suffer urinary incontinence, and their families. It is the only book that exists for those who have lost bladder control.

Until recently, incontinent people have typically withdrawn from family, friends, and active living for fear of accidents and public embarrassments. They have become prisoners in their own homes.

Society has not been helpful. Urinary incontinence has been called the last taboo. In an era when every other once closeted subject is discussed frankly in all the media, incontinence has remained in the dark.

This book offers ways for incontinent people to live normal, happy, active lives once again. It offers medical advice, practical help, product information, conversations with others who have been affected with a loss of control, because of disease, injuries, operations, or birth defects; and a biting indictment of the public attitudes that have affected incontinent people. On these pages you will find:

  • Interviews with incontinent people who speak frankly about accidents, isolation, sexuality, and fear of being unattractive.
  • Clear explanations and illustrations of the way the urinary system functions.
  • Psychological strategies for building confidence.
  • Illustrations and descriptions of products for incontinent people, plus an appendix with information from manufacturers.
  • A guide to sexuality for people who are incontinent.
  • A look at public and medical attitudes about people with incontinence.
  • A discussion of the ways our society has treated the subject in the past.




CDs

Gaia - I am moreDefeating Stigma Campaign
CD Single: “I Am More” by Gaia Tossing 

$10.00 (price includes shipping)

 

 

 

 




Posters

stigma free zone sign

Stigma-Free Zone Laminated Sign

Stigma-Free Zone Poster

Laminated

8″ x 10″

Full-color

$2.00 (price includes shipping)

 

 

 

 




Education Programs

I Will Manage Program

I Will Manage – an Educational Program

The I Will Manage program enables healthcare professionals to reach out to those in their communities who have incontinence and provide them with the education, support, and care that can change their lives.  It is a health professional led, community-based, multidisciplinary program to teach people about types of incontinence, and the products, devices, procedures, and medications that are available to them. This program can be the starting point for a support group. The program includes a binder that includes posters, a CD with a PowerPoint template that can be modified for each audience and also includes Word documents for handouts at a presentation, posters, and marketing strategies.

$50.00 (price includes shipping)