A few simple measures could make a big, positive difference in your loved one’s life.
- If a loved one suffers from stress incontinence, keep them hydrated. Concentrated urine could aggravate their bladder condition.
- In the case of urge incontinence, make sure the path to their toilet is clear and easy. Kegel exercises for pelvic muscles can also help in some cases of urge incontinence.
- When the person suffers from a mix of stress and urge incontinence, help them start pelvic floor exercise.
Tips for Self-Hygiene
An elderly fragile skin needs extra care. Always be equipped with products that will allow them to feel clean and comfortable around the clock.
- Disposable wet wipes for changing
- Disposable dry wipes for washing with water
- Disposable gloves
- Extra underwear
- Gentle cleansing lotions
Tips for Travel
Who said people with incontinence can’t travel and lead a more active life?
Here are some tips on how to do just that:
- Book your seats ahead: Make sure you select an aisle seat that is close to the toilets.
- Avoid reducing your intake of fluids: If you don’t drink enough fluids you’ll actually increase your bladder sensitivity. Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks.
- Pack enough supplies: Carry extra incontinence products for your trip.
- Be prepared: Put extra briefs, gloves, and extra-large zip lock plastic bags in the carry-on. Moreover, wipes are great for quick clean-ups.