Top 5 National Incontinence Blog Posts of 2013

Another year has come and gone, and as we prepare for 2014, I’d like to take a trip down memory and see what were the most popular posts of 2013:

  1. Former NFL Player is New Spokesman for Depend for Men
  2. I’m not sure why this particular post had the most views, but it’s great to see that there is more awareness about male incontinence. Many people often think of urinary incontinence as a female and elderly problem, but incontinence also affects men, especially after prostate surgery. Male incontinence pads, or male guards, are light and discreet – perfect for urine dribbling issues.

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Maintaining Proper Skin Care in Elderly Incontinent Loved Ones

My elderly mom is bedridden and incontinent. How do I keep her skin clean and healthy?

Bedridden individuals who are also incontinent have a high risk of developing pressure sores and diaper rashes, so it’s very important to maintain personal hygiene. As a caregiver, there are several things you can do to ensure that your mother’s skin stays dry, yet moisturized, and healthy:

  • Provide your mom with quality adult diapers with fast wicking capabilities. The Tranquility All-Through-the-Night briefs feature a highly absorbent core that pulls liquid away from the skin, keeping it dry and free of harmful urine deposits. For extra protection, use a booster pad, which will add to the capacity limit of the diaper. 
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5 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Mom Manage Incontinence

Caring for an elderly loved one with incontinence can be a challenge. There are many factors you need to consider, such as how to keep the mattress dry and which absorbent brief will work best.

If your elderly mom is constantly getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or experiencing sudden urges to go, it’s time for you to take matters into your own hand and help her regain control over her bladder:  

  • The first thing you should do it take your parent to the doctor. Yes, urinary incontinence is common in elderly adults, but it’s not normal. Incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors, including medication, diabetes and constipation. Make sure that your mother does not have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection. Ask the doctor what treatment options are available for your aging parent. Your mom may be asked to change her diet, drink more water, or kegel exercises.
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External Catheters Added to National Incontinence

We are excited to expand our collection of male incontinence products by adding 22 different types of external catheters. These new products can be found under Just for Men.

A catheter is designed to control and collect urinary drainage in men. The device is fits over the penis like a condom, and is attached to a separate drainage bag. External condom catheters are a great alternative for men who don’t prefer to wear indwelling catheters, adult diapers or other containment products. Catheters are frequently used by those who have spinal cord injuries, frequent urges to void, an inability to safely reach the toilet due to mobility issues or impaired vision, or difficulty urinating after prostate surgery. Continue reading