Most of us in caregiving roles, whether professionally or out of necessity, know we need to care for ourselves in addition to our clients or loved ones. But how can taking care of ourselves be effortless and enjoyable and not just more work? Caregivers are experts on how to make others feel good, and our wheelhouses are full of knowledge, so why isn’t it easy to apply all those techniques to ourselves? Why isn’t it easy for caregivers to be good self-caregivers as well? And, how can that change?
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Urinary incontinence is the loss of control over your bladder, and this condition affects adults more often as they age. There are multiple causes that may contribute to this condition, and the symptoms vary from mild to severe depending on the individual. Talk to your doctor if you believe you are experiencing urinary incontinence and they can recommend the appropriate treatments.
Both urinary incontinence and chronic illnesses can be challenging and, at times, isolating to deal with -- but it's important to remember that you are not alone in facing either of these problems. If you have a chronic illness and are facing urinary incontinence, there are many other people like you who are dealing with the same issue.
The right disposable product can help adults suffering from incontinence maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for the perfect brand for yourself – or you’re a caregiver helping a patient or loved one – the tips below will help you find what you need.
Incontinence is a common condition affecting approximately 13 million Americans (possibly more because many of those living with it may feel shame, embarrassment or anxiety, and do not feel comfortable discussing the topic). It is estimated that the 70% of people with incontinence don’t seek help for their problem. Needing help and being vulnerable is something that is hard to accept for many people, especially those who have played the role of caregiver throughout their lifetime, making it even more difficult to accept care for themselves.
Do you ever wonder how urinary incontinence was managed 500 years ago? What did people do before the invention of thin, convenient, disposable briefs? And what does our future hold?
Whether you’re a caregiver choosing an incontinence product for a patient or loved one or an adult with incontinence that is searching for a brand to provide comfort and mobility; picking the best disposable adult incontinence product will make a big difference in quality of life.
Like Clark Kent, caregivers have to change from mild-mannered career-person to superhero caregiver in the blink of an eye. According to the AARP, 25.5 million Americans are balancing caring for an aging loved one alongside a lifelong career.