1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. TedW

    TedW Registered User

    Feb 2, 2014
    31
    Corfu, Greece.
    Hello All.
    Can anyone advise me as to the solution to an incontinence problem
    I am using Tena Plus pants with a Maxi night pad for my wife but despite regular changing throughout the day she still manages to spring a leak at some time or another. Night time is generally OK. Can anyone suggest an alternative solution please? Our supermarkets here sell these items and from my limited knowledge they appear to be the most suitable that are available.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    I wish I knew, Ted. I use these things myself, but have never come across anything better than TENA. If anyone else has, I'd also appreciate the information. Hope it gets sorted for you.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,490
    Female
    London
    If you find out, let me know too please.
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,719
    Female
    Dundee
    Have you had advice from your local continence service? I'm not sure they would advise anything different but you would get team supplied rather than having to buy them in the supermarket.
     
  5. TedW

    TedW Registered User

    Feb 2, 2014
    31
    Corfu, Greece.
    Izzy. We are not living in the Uk but thanks for the suggestion.
     
  6. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    228
    I've tried many kinds of incontinence pants for my wife; pull ups and pull through and wrap arounds (those where you have two sticky tabs to secure each side), inexpensive and costly, and they all fail at some time despite frequent removal and changing. Whilst not the most feminine or unobtrusive I have found the pull through and wrap around ones most effective and the need to change wet clothing or bedding is now almost non-existant :)D). I requested the heavy duty ones (large volume absorbency) and I suspect this may have helped. Also, it seems important to use the correct body size. I also still fit a large absorbency menstrual pad to line her pants/nickers to catch any possible leakage from the leg area, although not sure this is absolutely necessary.
    Just as an added bonus, these can be obtained from the NHS via the continence nurse/GP and is a considerable cost saving. I hope our experience helps you.
    Sorry, just read last post - no NHS.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,719
    Female
    Dundee
    Duh! Sorry! I should have noticed that!!

    Acco I use the same kind for my husband. They're as good as it gets I think. Even the maxi absorbency doesn't last him through the night though.
     
  8. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    228
    :eek: Izzy, I thought my wife had a large tank! I am forever making sure she has plenty to drink, essential as we know for many health reasons, but perhaps shooting myself in the foot :D.
     
  9. malc

    malc Registered User

    how many drips are marked on the pads you are using,night pads are marked with 6 drips and day pads 5 and 1/2,i know the tena ads show less drips than 6,just a thought,also are the pants the right size to hold the pad in the right position.
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,719
    Female
    Dundee
    This is their absorbency table-

    http://www.tena.co.uk/professionals/product-information/absorbent-products/

    My husband's problem is that the wee doesn't go right to the back of the pad. If you see what I mean!:eek: that means that he can be wet through but the absorbency line is still showing yellow. This is the product we use now -

    http://www.tena.co.uk/looking-after...formation/our-products/belted/tena-flex-plus/

    Plus for day and maxi for night. No idea of they are suitable for women! For my husband they are much better than the pull ups. I argued for a very long time to get the pull ups. I then eventually realised they were not the best product for him.
     

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