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How to Get a Loved One to Wear Incontinence Briefs

by Chelsea Wardach March 20, 2014 2 min read

“My partner refuses to wear adult diapers because it makes him feel embarrassed. He needs absorbent protection. What other options does he have?”

It can be difficult to get loved ones to entertain the idea of wearing an adult diaper, let alone any time of incontinence protection. The first thing to consider is...

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My Elderly Mom’s Diaper Keeps Leaking. Help!

by Chelsea Wardach March 06, 2014 2 min read

“My 74 year old mother keeps leaking through her diapers and I don’t know why. I’m tired of doing all this laundry! Any suggestions?”

There are several reasons why your mother’s briefs are leaking...

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5 Best Tips for Healthy Skin During the Winter

by Chelsea Wardach January 14, 2014 2 min read

The cold winter months of this season can be especially harmful to the skin. Our skin becomes red, itchy and cracked due to excessive dryness. For elderly adults, the effects are more critical as the skin is thinner and more sensitive. Here are some simple ways to keep your elderly loved one’s skin healthy during the cold weather.
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Study Suggests Prompted Voiding to Manage Incontinence in Elderly Patients

by Chelsea Wardach January 07, 2014 2 min read

Previous research has shown that prompted voiding is the most effective technique for incontinence management. Caregivers encourage patients to use the bathroom on a regular schedule, which teaches the person to know when they need to empty their bladder. This helps reduce the frequency of incontinence accidents, amount of adult diapers used, and labor efforts of nurses and caregivers.
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Maintaining Proper Skin Care in Elderly Incontinent Loved Ones

by Chelsea Wardach December 24, 2013 2 min read

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.

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5 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Mom Manage Incontinence

by Bryan Mercer December 19, 2013 2 min read

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.

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Caring for an Elderly Parent with Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach October 25, 2013 2 min read

Although incontinence is not a normal sign of aging, elderly individuals are often plagued by the condition. The adult children who care for them oftentimes don’t know where to start because they’ve never had any experience with incontinence. If your elderly parent is suffering from bladder weakness, here are six main things you as a caretaker should do.
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How to Choose a Disposable Adult Diaper

by Chelsea Wardach September 12, 2013 2 min read

“I recently became a caregiver for my elderly mom. She has heavy incontinence and is unable to change herself due to her painful arthritis. She needs protection but how do I know which type or style to choose?”
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Study: Dementia Patients Have Higher Risk of Experiencing Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach August 29, 2013 2 min read

Dementia patients are three times more likely to experience urinary incontinence, and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study found in PLOS Medicine.

British researchers from Kingston University, St. George’s University of London, and University College of London pulled data collected between 2001 and 2010 on incontinence from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) primary care database in the UK.

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Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day

by Chelsea Wardach August 19, 2013 2 min read

This Wednesday (Aug. 21) is National Senior Citizens Day, a day to celebrate the life of our elderly loved ones and acknowledge their accomplishments. The day was declared exactly 25 years ago by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.

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How to Change a Bedridden Person’s Diaper

by Chelsea Wardach August 15, 2013 2 min read

If your incontinent loved one is bedridden, you’ll need to learn how to properly change his/her diaper. Prompt and frequent changes are crucial in preventing painful bedsores and rashes.

Before you start cleaning, make sure to inform your loved one that you are about to change his/her diaper. Throughout the whole process, kindly explain to them what you’re doing, so they won’t be alarmed.

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Best Father’s Day Gifts for Your Elderly Parent

by Bryan Mercer June 11, 2013 2 min read

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and instead of going with the typical tie or sweater vest, we’ve come up with a list of gifts that show your elderly parent just how much he means to you.
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