Worldwide, incontinence affects 200 million people. Still, many people who suffer from incontinence are reluctant to address the issue because of the social stigma and fear attached to the subject. People with incontinence should understand that they are not alone, and must be encouraged to get help. This often starts with a conversation between family members or loved ones. Continue reading
Between attending numerous holiday parties and gatherings, not to mention taking time out to spend with friends and family, the holiday season has the tendency to be rather disruptive to one’s everyday routine. But the holidays have the potential to be even more disruptive and challenging to those who experience urinary incontinence.
However, just because you experience incontinence doesn’t mean you should be prevented from doing the things that you enjoy doing, whether it’s around the holidays, or any other time of year. But as the holidays are fast approaching, here’s a look at 5 tips to manage incontinence this holiday season.
Incontinence is a condition that older people commonly face as they age. It is especially hard to see our parents suffer from it. The good news is that incontinence can be treated, or at least minimized, and we can help reduce the number of accidents that can occur and embarrass our parents. One way to do this is with an incontinence care plan. Continue reading
If you’re the parent of a bed wetter, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. You may wonder what is wrong with your child, or whether he or she has an emotional problem. You might be surprised to learn that incontinence is extremely common in children, and that 20 percent of all children who are five years of age suffer from bed wetting. What’s more, a full 10 percent of children, age seven, still struggle with incontinence issues. So if your youngster is suffering from incontinence problems, you can rest assured that he or she isn’t alone with this problem.
It’s estimated that about 25 million people living throughout North America experience some sort of incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine. Such issues can arise for a variety of reasons and range from minor to major in severity. Some people can even kick incontinence altogether by either taking medication, exercising the pelvic muscles to curb unnecessary urine leakage or by changing other aspects of their lifestyle, such as their diet.
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Family members and caregivers often have the responsibility of delivering uncomfortable information to loved ones. Having a conversation about the need to wear incontinence panties or incontinence briefs is probably not something you’re looking forward to doing. The good news is that people who suffer from incontinence have access to items that can help them to maintain their dignity and quality of life. Incontinence supplies can also help caregivers in managing this issue more effectively. Not using incontinence products can not only result in embarrassing incidents, but also health issues like skin rashes and urinary tract infections. When it’s time, it’s important to talk to loved ones about the usefulness and efficacy of incontinence products. Continue reading
Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition characterized by memory loss and forgetfulness that gradually progresses over time until death. The disease has no cure and is most common in older, senior citizen-aged people. The onset of Alzheimer’s typically consists of unknowingly repeating questions or statements, short-term memory loss, confusion, and misplacing items. As the disease progresses, however, common symptoms are mood swings; forgetting names or people altogether and, in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, incontinence. Continue reading
Incontinence can be an embarrassing experience for anyone who is affected by it, whether it is the person who has incontinence or a relative. It can be challenging for people to help their loved ones come to terms with the fact that they have incontinence, as it is an awkward topic to address and the person may be in denial. However, these tips should help lead your conversation. Continue reading
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If you’re reading this, you are being proactive in helping someone you love with the common problem of adult incontinence. Because of the fact it can often be embarrassing and uncomfortable to talk about, you are being extra supportive and helpful in taking steps to learn about this issue and understand what you can do to be of assistance. Today, there are many ways to treat and even cure this problem, so it is vital you recognize the symptoms and learn how to assist your loved one because many people that experience this are too self-conscious to seek help. Continue reading