Bladder weakness doesn't discriminate on age or gener. What is the best bit of advice you can give someone who is struggling to come to terms with their incontinence and the best ways to manage it?
Bladder weakness is a very sensitive issue and can affect anyone at any age. It can also be difficult to talk about and there is unfortinately still a stigma associated with it.
But it may help to know what if you do suffer from incontinence, you are not alone. NHS figures estimate that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK experience a degree of urinary incontinence.
Even if the problem may seem minor to others, sufferers may worry a great deal about it. Many avoid staying overnight away from home, in case they have an accident in someone else's bed which can lead to loneliness and isolation.
There are some excellent new products on the market that can help with the practicalities of incontinence. For night time and for staying overnight in new places, there are some really effective and discreet mattress protectors specially designed for incontinence. Unlike the unpleasant, sweaty, plastic sheets of old, which are uncomfortable and embarrassingm these new mattress protectors have a soft, breathable cotton or Tencel top cover with a discreet, 'rustle-free' waterproof layer below. They are affordable, easy to machine wash and tumble dry.
Carewell Living make a contempory range of single, double and king sizes.