Children and adults with
cerebral palsy may have problems using the toilet if
their hip joints are stiff or if they have problems walking. Some do not have
good control over their bladder muscles. This may result in bed-wetting,
leaking urine continuously throughout the day, or wetting during specific
An occupational therapist can teach a person with cerebral palsy
exercises to help control the bladder. Special undergarments to protect
clothing are also useful. Surgery, biofeedback, and medicines are other
ways to treat bladder control problems.
International network. Founded 1996. Provides emotional support to families affected by neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, a grouo of rare progressive neurological disorders with high brain iron and a movement disorder, along with various other symptoms. Educates public on NBIA, supports and monitors research and awards research grants. Newsletter, literature, bi-annual conferences, online listserv, family networking program and advocacy efforts. Write: NBIA Disorders Association...