Social Media Plays Important Role in Diabetes Alert Day 2013

Dianna Malkowski

by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist

On American Diabetes Association Alert Day March 26, the Association is encouraging the public to take the diabetes risk test on Facebook and share the test with loved ones. Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and social media can help spread awareness. 

Incontinence Solutions: Lifestyle Changes to Help You Cope

Incontinence Solutions
Have you ever felt an intense, sudden need to use the bathroom, or laughed so hard your bladder leaked? You aren't alone. Incontinence affects around 13 million Americans which leads to the need for incontinence products. Here are some tips to ease your incontinence issues, along with the best adultdiapers, available from The Caregiver Partnership.

First, consider that incontinence can be triggered or worsened by various medications, especially diuretics, which cause urge incontinence. Urge incontinence happens when the weakness of the sphincter muscle closure combined with a behavioral trigger (such as locking your front door) which causes the bladder to squeeze and large amounts of urine to leak.

Even Reality Stars Like Kris Jenner Rely on Incontinence Solutions

Reality Star Kris Jenner
Around 15 million adult American women experience issues which require adult incontinence diapers. Even the rich and famous aren't exempt from this pesky issue. Kris Jenner, of Keeping Up with the Kardashians admitted in a 2011 episode that she suffers an incontinence condition after she experienced some leakage while jumping rope and laughing.

Manage Incontinence The Right Way With Adult Diapers

Suffering from incontinence?
You are not alone!
 Are you hoping to gain control over incontinence? If you suffer from this condition, you are not alone! About 25 Million people are dealing with the same problem as you. Fortunately there are some wonderful adult diapers on the market that you can use that will aid in managing your condition. Adult diapers can provide you with some protection when the bladder will release urine without your knowledge or consent! There are many different brands of adult diapers that you can choose from. Selecting the right brand and the right type will make all the difference in restoring your confidence and managing incontinence.

Male Incontinence Products Can Help Men Regain Confidence And Control

About 3.4 million men are victims of incontinence
While female incontinence is commonly talked about on television, many males are also suffering from this embarrassing condition. In fact of the 25 Million people that suffer from incontinence, three-fourths of them are men. Many men will deal with incontinence due to an enlarged prostate or after having surgery on the prostate. Male incontinence products include diapers, pads, liners, drip collectors, external catheters and medications.

It’s Time To Buy Prevail Underwear

Buy Previal Underwear

Are you tired of staying in your home thanks to incontinence? If you are worried about going out in public or you feel that you just cannot face others due to your worry of having an accident, it is time to purchase Prevail underwear! Prevail underwear is designed specifically for individuals that suffer from incontinence. When a person suffers from bladder control problems, it can be incredibly embarrassing. Prevail diapers and underwear options are designed specifically for women and men with your needs in mind. The right type of protection can make all the difference in boosting your self-esteem and helping you to feel confident to go out in public again. 

As In-Home Caregiving Grows, So Do Opportunities to Reduce Aging-in-Place Costs

In-home care can be safe and affordable.

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

As the need for in-home caregiving grows to accommodate aging baby boomers, so, too, do opportunities to age in place safely, independently and affordably.

Incontinence Underwear Is Better Than Ever

Incontinence products are better than ever!
Incontinence underwear comes in styles that range from boxers to briefs. They can be designed for men or for women, and it is important that someone who is physically a man or physically a woman use the appropriate underwear rather. The reason for this is that the underwear is designed for the anatomy of the person’s gender. That means all of the absorbency power is right where it is needed when it escapes from the body.

These types of items no longer carry with them the stigma that adult diapers once had because they are designed to be absorbent and less bulky than ever before. They are designed to give the person self-confidence and dignity. No more looking like a toddler at any age beyond four is necessary when dealing with incontinence issues. Instead, reasonable looking underwear that protects the wearer from embarrassing wet spots is the order of the day.

Incontinence Supplies Help People Regain Confidence And Dignity

Use Incontinence Supplies to Regain Confidence
Incontinence supplies are important for the freedom and dignity of people who have an issue with controlling their bladders or bowels and for keeping clothing and bedding stain free. Whether young, old or somewhere in between, there are many reasons for incontinence. Some are psychological, but many are physical and can be related to injury or illness. Incontinence supplies include diapers and pull-ups, pads and liners, under pads and bed liners, and bedwetting alarms.

Incontinence Supplies Have Come A Long Way

Shop online to find a large variety of incontinence supplies
From the time when adult diapers and other incontinence supplies were first introduced, they have really come a long way! In the past many of the products where quite bulky and made noise when you moved. The incontinence products on the market now are quite discrete and they are very effective at managing incontinence. In fact about 25 Million people suffer from incontinence yet you would never know how many suffer in your own workplace or neighborhood thanks to how discrete the products are now. No longer does it feel like you are wearing an infant’s diaper as the new adult diapers come in washable and disposable. Many of them come in a variety of styles as well, some that even look like your traditional underwear! With such a large variety out there, buying incontinence supplies has never been easier.

Seniors and Eating: 5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Malnutrition

Dianna Malkowski

By Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” It encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes the impact of food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns. When it comes to seniors, personalization is the key to maintaining healthy eating habits.

March Sweepstakes Helps Seniors ‘Get Back Into Life’

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

Our March prize package is TENA skin care products!
The CareGiver Partnership is giving away a prize package every month this year with our “Get Back Into Life” sweepstakes. The March prize package is a package of 540 TENA Flushable Washcloths and a pump bottle of TENA 3-in-1 Wash Cream.

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Choosing the Right Product for Urinary Incontinence

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wis. Visit to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.

Incontinence Products Help People Of All Ages

Regain your dignity, freedom and confidence
Incontinence products help all kinds of people regain their dignity, freedom and confidence when the products are used correctly.  They can also help people do jobs that otherwise would not be possible without wetting their pants.  Divers use specially made adult diapers so that they can dive longer.  These adult diapers are made to work in water and can be used by swimmers as well.  They are non-disposable.  Other types of adult diapers may or may not be disposable.

Incontinence Products For Women Provide Renewed Joy In Life

Incontinence Products for Women
Incontinence products for women help women to be who they want to be.  Incontinence can be caused by several things including injury, illness and dementia.  There are three main reasons for incontinence:

  •   Inability to control the bladder
  • Inability to reach the toilet in time
  • Lack of realization that she needs to use the restroom

The inability to control the bladder might come from weak bladder muscles or it might be the side effect of certain medications or surgeries. 

Incontinence Products For Men Help Men Be Men

Incontinence Products for Men
For a man who is having problems with his bladder control, whether due to an injury or an illness or as a side effect for some surgery, incontinence products can be the life and confidence savers.  An adult diaper doesn’t sound very appealing, but these basic incontinence products have been designed for maximum absorption and less bulk.  They allow a man to reassert himself without having to worry about a possible wet spot showing up at the wrong time. Having the right incontinence products for men will make all the difference in properly managing incontinence in the right way.

Incontinence Pads Provide Greater Freedom Where Diapers Are Not Needed

Incontinence Pads
Incontinence pads are for people who have trouble for whatever reason with bladder control.  These pads are designed to contain a smaller amount of liquid than adult diapers, and can be used in conjunction with a strategy to contain any type of loss of bladder control.  Generally speaking, incontinence pads are attached to the underwear that a person would normally wear, much like maxi-pads.

Because they are not fully encasing the person’s nether regions, incontinence pads may be less secure than diapers.  Diapers are designed to take a full load of urine and contain it.  The pads that a person may use cannot contain as much as a diaper just based on the volume comparison of each.  For that one limitation, people gain benefits from using a pad over a diaper that includes less bulk, greater freedom of movement and less of a possibility of notice by others.

Incontinence Bed Pads Are Just One Part Of Protecting Against Incontinence

Incontinence Bed Pads
Incontinence bed pads are just one of the items that someone who is having problems with bladder control might use.  People who experience incontinence have several options for improving, containing and controlling the problems associated with incontinence.  Beyond the products that are available, diet and exercise can contribute to better bladder control and in some cases can even cure the condition.

Incontinence bed pads are designed for the time when the person is sleeping.  They protect the mattress from stains and moisture, and they provide the sleeper with a measure of security in that they do not have to worry about soiling the mattress.  The bed pads can be used not just with adults, but also with children who may have problems with controlling their bladders.  No matter what the age of the person is, bed pads are appropriate if the person urinates in the bed.  Incontinence bed pads are used in hospitals, but they should never be used to transfer patients from one area to another.

How To Select The Right Tena Adult Diapers

Tena Adult Diapers
Why should you purchase Tena adult diapers for your loved ones? Tena adult diapers mean uninterrupted sleep and increased quality of life for your loved ones and can help make the care giving experience more pleasant. Tena diapers are better than other products on the market. Other products on the market are made of cotton fluff. For example, some other adult diapers cannot effectively manage higher levels of incontinence. Using inferior diapers other than Tena diapers will result in leaks, uncomfortable dampness and possible skin irritation.

Gain Your Freedom Back With Adult Diapers

Adult Diapers offer freedom!
Adult diapers offer people the freedom to go where they want to without fearing an accident.  In fact, if they have an accident of that nature, they are better prepared than the rest of us.  For those who are no longer able to control their bladder because of age or medical issues, a diaper can be a face saver even though they are worn on the posterior.  Dignity is a huge part of the human condition, and people should be able to keep it in tact for as long as they live.

Some people in wheelchairs may use diapers because they know that they will be unable to reach the toilet alone or in time.  Regardless of the reason that a person is in a wheelchair, it is nice for him or her to be able to not have to have a colostomy bag and catheter.  It is also nice to not have to worry about the embarrassment factor.

Finding Depends For Women That Fit Your Lifestyle

Depends for women
As women age, they may encounter incontinence as a symptom of a medical condition that they may have over their life. Incontinence is not an issue that needs to hold a woman back. With the help of incontinence products from Depends, a woman will be able to live an active and normal lifestyle. This article will help explore the many different fine products that Depends offers that may help women overcome incontinence.

Pads are the most common type of incontinence product. These are not complete diapers or underwear, but a protective device that a woman can wear in her pants.  A comfortable pad will fit neatly into a woman’s underwear and will be thin enough for her to wear most types of pants without someone noticing. Pads are more or less for women who may have a light incontinence problem. For heavier incontinence issues, there are diapers and protective underwear available.

Find Protection With Incontinence Undergarments

Incontinence Undergarments offer protection
Incontinence undergarments can help to prevent you from being embarrassed about incontinence as they can capture urine that escapes from the bladder. Not only will you see relief with incontinence undergarments but also with other items such as medications, a change in diet and exercise habits, bed liners and pads.  Incontinence comes in many forms.  It is important to get incontinence diagnosed, so that the right prescription can be made.  By doing so, the person who is experiencing incontinence is giving him or herself the best chance at curing the problems that are causing the incontinence rather than just treating the symptoms.

Social Media Helping Caregivers Connect to Reduce Stress

Visit our Pinterest page for infomation, self-care tips and humor.
by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

Connecting with other caregivers can reduce stress and result in a healthier, more effective caregiver, and social media plays an important role in informing and connecting caregivers. Caregiver stress is common and can lead to serious health problems. However, actively seeking help, information, and support can reduce stress and loneliness.