Incontinence in Alzheimer's disease is not always just due to the disease. There are many causes of incontinence that stem from the bladder or structures that support the bladder, or even other neurological problems. That is why it is important to let your doctor know if incontinence becomes a problem.
Incontinence due to Alzheimer's disease that happens while a person is being treated for dementia can occur. It illustrates an important lesson. The present treatments do not cure Alzheimer's disease. Instead, they treat some symptoms, and stabilize others. But some symptoms still progress. This is why one of the scientific goals of the Dementia SymptomGuide is to bring together information for many people about how their specific symptoms occur. By assembling this information, and looking for specific patterns, we hope to have a better understanding of exactly how brain chemicals operate, and how they are affected by Alzheimer's disease.