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New UK Diaper Sensor Helps Alert Caregivers

by Chelsea Wardach November 04, 2014 2 min read

Researchers from the UK are currently developing a “smart diaper” that will alert caregivers when an elderly patient has soiled their adult diaper. The Sensidry System features a moisture-sensitive strip that attaches to a transmitter inside the patient’s diaper. When the diaper becomes wet, an electronic signal is sent to a receiver, which then sends a text message to the caretaker.
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Tests for Urinary Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach October 30, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence is diagnosed through a series of tests that are usually done at the doctor’s office. Read below to learn about these different tests and how they are conducted.
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Controlling Incontinence on Long Flights

by Chelsea Wardach October 28, 2014 2 min read

If you’re new to urinary incontinence, you might think it’s impossible to go out and have fun, let alone fly out of the country on a long 20-hour non-stop flight, without constantly having to run to the bathroom. Fortunately, with a little bit of planning and a lot of patience, you can take long trips while staying dry.
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Preventing Diaper Rashes While Wearing Depends

by Chelsea Wardach October 23, 2014 2 min read

“My elderly parent just started wearing Depends. Recently, I’ve noticed some rashes on my dad’s bottom. Can you tell me why this is happening?”
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How to Control Urinary Incontinence Odors

by Chelsea Wardach October 21, 2014 2 min read

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Top 5 Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

by Bryan Mercer September 23, 2014 2 min read

Today marks the 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a serious fall this year. Twenty to thirty percent of older adults who fall will suffer injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas, which can hinder their independence.
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ACP Releases Nonsurgical Guidelines for Treating Incontinence in Women

by Chelsea Wardach September 16, 2014 2 min read

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines for treating urinary stress incontinence and urge incontinence without surgery.

For women with stress urinary incontinence, kegel exercises are recommended. Kegels help strengthen the muscles and tissues that control urine flow.

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Students Create Diaper Pad to Detect Infection in Babies

by Chelsea Wardach September 11, 2014 2 min read

“The Diaper Detective” is not a new TV show about a diaper-donning detective, nor is it a job description for someone who closely examines stool. It’s actually a small pad that’s inserted into diapers to determine if babies are dehydrated or have a bacterial infection.
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How to Choose Disposable Incontinence Underwear

by Chelsea Wardach September 09, 2014 2 min read

Disposable incontinence underwear (also called adult pull ons or protective underwear) offer a great way for people with bladder problems to manage their leaks while also leading an active life. There are many different styles of adult pull ups to choose from and it’s important that you choose the right type to prevent embarrassing accidents.
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How to Manage Urinary Incontinence: Back to School Edition

by Chelsea Wardach September 04, 2014 2 min read

School is back in session! For college students with urinary incontinence, going back to school can be daunting. There’s the constant worrying over preventing leaks while in class and keeping classmates from finding out about any bladder problems. If you experience incontinence, use these tips to help you bring on the new school year free of leaks and with confidence.
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Three Incontinence Treatments to Try Before Considering Surgery

by Chelsea Wardach September 02, 2014 2 min read

Surgery for urinary incontinence is an option, but it shouldn’t be your first option. There are various other treatment plans available for incontinence. It all depends on the type of incontinence you have and what is causing it. Before you resort to surgery, try out these behavioral treatments to help you regain bladder control.
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Checklist: Do You Have Incontinence?

by Chelsea Wardach August 28, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence occurs when you cannot control your bladder and unexpectedly leak urine. Although common, incontinence should not be considered as normal. How do you know if you have incontinence? Use the checklist below to find out.
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