As we age, other forms of incontinence can occur. Functional incontinence happens when people can’t get to the bathroom in time due to mobility issues, other physical or mental impairment, or environmental factors such as poor lightning, or clothing that may be difficult to remove and put on. Mixed urinary incontinence is a common condition in seniors - more so for senior women. This means they can experience symptoms of both urge incontinence (where there’s an urgent need to pee, and they don´t always make it in time.) and stress incontinence (which occurs when sneezing, laughing, or exercising).
There are various medical conditions that are more common to have as we get older that can affect bladder control and function. There are also different medications that are more common to use as we get older with side-effects that impact the bladder, such as diuretics.
Recommending products that will help your customers retain their independence will help you gain their trust and loyalty. TENA Incontinence Pants pull up like everyday underwear, for comfort and discretion. They’re made with advanced moisture-reducing technologies to ensure dryness, leakage security and odour control. TENA Proskin Pants Night are specially designed for night-time use with Lie Down Protection for extra absorbency at the back.
Senior skin is more fragile and slower to heal than young skin, and ongoing exposure to urine and faeces can cause irritation, itching and infection. It’s important to keep intimate areas clean and dry, and using TENA 3-in-1 Wash Cream between baths or showers helps keep delicate skin clean and protected, without having to use soap and water.