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Incontinence currently affects millions of Europeans and, as our populations grow older, it will affect the lives of millions more. The condition may affect individuals of all ages, and there is a wide range of severity and symptoms. European studies estimate that between 4% and 8% of the total population is affected. This constitutes a huge challenge both for the affected individual and for the society. Incontinence is still an under diagnosed and under treated condition and it has a strong negative impact on the quality of life. Being incontinent limits your mobility and might even limit the possibilities to take part in daily activities in society. It is also a challenge for care-givers, both at nursing homes and in the home environment.
The Global Forum on Incontinence (GFI) is a platform for debate and education. Its purpose is to enable decision makers in issues relating to incontinence to share the latest developments, research, challenges and successes, in order to better meet the clinical, financial and ethical challenges ahead.
At the 4th global forum on Incontinence, “Strategies through life – an integrated approach to incontinence care”, we will illustrate how incontinence affects the individual, family and society, by examining the issues and impacts from the perspective of a single lifetime. We will also discuss how health care provisions can be designed in order to meet the growing needs and how to improve the situation for care-givers.
Participation is by invitation only.
Nicole Huige, SCA Hygiene Products A/S
Tel: +46 31 74 60 610, email: firstname.lastname@example.org