TENA Lady is the country’s most popular range of incontinence products due to continued development which makes these great protects for people experiencing lighter incontinence. Specially designed for light to moderate incontinence and bladder weakness, these soft, comfortable towels offer fast and efficient absorbency so wearers feel protected at all times.
Product Features of the TENA Lady range include:
- Absorption Zone designed to quickly absorb liquid.
- Dry Fast Core to whisk away moisture so that you feel instantly dry.
- Fresh Odour Control™ that neutralizes odours to keep you fresh and confident throughout your day.
- Silky soft surface against the skin for an improved feeling of comfort.
- Body shaped to fit the body perfectly.
The TENA Comfort Mini range also offers similar products but in higher pack counts.
The full range of TENA Lady and TENA Comfort Mini products offered by Allanda can be found here on our website.
Our full range of TENA Lady products are Lights by TENA Liners, Mini, Normal, Extra, Extra Plus, MAXI Night and Super absorbencies. In addition we also offer TENA Comfort Mini in Comfort Mini Plus, Comfort Mini Extra or Comfort Mini Super absorbencies
With Alzheimer’s receiving increasing focus in the media recently more people are vecoming aware of this condition and the impact it has on the daily lives of many people, especially carers. Incontinence is often a symptom of Alzheimer’s but there are steps that can be taken to help manage the condition and remove it’s impact.
Because Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease, patients often have trouble recognizing physical urges or remembering where a bathroom is located, which can contribute to bladder or bowel incontinence and also certain drugs can also relax the bladder muscles or cause increased urination.
Some simple steps to help a loved one cope with dementia and incontinence are:
-Remind the person where the toilet is located, and encourage regular visits.
-Ensure the route to the toilet is clear of obstacles and well lit.
-Provide visual cues by painting the bathroom door a contrasting color and perhaps posting a toilet sign on the door.
-Make the toilet and bathroom safer with grab bars, a raised toilet seat and nightlights.
-Provide clothing that is easy to remove, with no complicated belts or buttons.
-Use an Incontinence Product Finder to choose disposable or washable undergarments by style, selecting a type your loved one can easily get on and off.
-Explain the importance of keeping skin clean, moisturized and protected, using products made to prevent breakdown and infection.
-Protect bedding and furniture with disposable or washable pads.
-Don’t cut down on fluids, which can lead to dangerous dehydration, but encourage your loved one to cut back before bedtime.
We now offer not just disposable incontinence products in bariatric sizes, but also Washable incontinence products in bariatric sizes as well.
All these are made in the U.K from 100% cotton and are designed to look and feel like normal underwear. All are machine washable as well and available in a wide range of sizes.
As with all washable incontinence products, these items are only suitable for urinary incontinence and not for faecal incontinence.
The new bariatric sizes for washable incontinence pants are 3XL (50-52″/127-134cm), 4XL (54-56″/137-143cm) and 5XL (56-58″/148-153cm). Our full range of size for washable incontinence pants are:
|X Small||28″ – 30″||71cm – 76cm|
|Small||30″ – 32″||76cm – 81cm|
|Medium||34″ – 36″||86cm – 91cm|
|Large||38″ – 40″||96cm – 102cm|
|Extra Large||42″ – 44″||107cm – 112cm|
|XX Large||46″ – 48″||117cm – 122cm|
|3XL||50″ – 52″||127cm – 134cm|
|4XL||54″ – 56″||137cm – 143cm|
|5XL||56″ – 58″||148cm – 153cm|
Save money with our value bedding packs! Our great value for bedding packs containing all the key washable products to protect mattress and bedding from incontinence, by buying all the items together you get lower prices and save money.
Our Single Bed Basic Bedding Pack contains 2 Washable Bed Pads (Kylies) (Product Code WBS02) and an Allergon Mattress Cover (ASM01). Value of items sold singularly is £53.97 (+VAT if applicable) but we are offering all these items for only £44.99 (+VAT if applicable), a saving of over 15%!
Our Double Bed Basic Bedding Pack contains 2 Washable Bed Pads (Kylies) (Product Code WBD04) and an Allergon Mattress Cover (ADM01). Value of items sold singularly is £71.97 (+VAT if applicable) but we are offering all these items for only £59.99 (+VAT if applicable), a saving of 20%!
With an estimated two thirds of those with dementia living in the community, those working supporting older people’s housing are increasingly confronting issues they would have found rare just a decade ago. The personal benefits of enabling people with dementia to remain at home, rather than have to move for specialist care, are clear. And with the cost of dementia to the UK economy at more than £20bn a year, there are also strong financial arguments for helping people to remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Greater awareness of the symptoms and issues is vital for those working in older people’s housing – both because it allows them to help directly more themselves and to make sure that other agencies take the issues seriously.
Dementia consultant Victoria Metcalfe explains: “In the past we’ve had scheme managers speak to social services and be told ‘It’s your job to look after the situation’. If scheme managers are more informed they recognise that this isn’t just a general symptom of getting old. Being able to explain the circumstances more clearly makes it easier for our people to get support from the appropriate agencies.”
Talking to family members is also crucial, as well as encouraging people to visit a GP if they have concerns: “40% of people living with dementia are never diagnosed as such,” Metcalfe says. “But it might not be dementia. It’s important to get a GP involved to rule out other causes such as an infection.”
There are also very practical measures that can be taken in retirement housing. “Where there aren’t 24-hour carers, the environment is crucial. To help those who may become disoriented, you can ensure that different floors are easy to identify such as by putting a pot plant by the lift entrance on one floor and a picture on another floor,” she explains. Additional clues, such as an image or ornament in addition to a door number can help people navigate.
“There will always be a group of people who need to live in a care home, but a move is not always necessary and doesn’t have to happen immediately. Other people in a scheme are often supportive if they know the person,” Metcalfe says.
Talking to family members to ensure the person with dementia has a note on the inside of their door to remind them when they can expect a visit can help alleviate concerns and confusion. But while the solutions are often simple, increasing pressures on state funding can be a barrier.
And while there has been real progress on recognising and dealing with dementia, accessing advice can be a challenge. The move to personal budgets could add significantly to that burden, as a report published by the Alzheimer’s Society last month indicated.
Although our incontinence range is very extensive, we’re aware that for many people there is a need for other items to assist with the management of the continence condition. We’re presently expanding our Incontinence skincare and accessories range and the latest addition is low cost “Protector” Vinyl Gloves.
These value vinyl gloves offer fantastic flexiblility and strength, in addition they are also Latex-free and Powder-free making them friendly to allergy sufferers.
Vinyl gloves are the most economical gloves within the cost conscious environment of today. In addition to being Latex free and comfortable to wear, vinyl gloves have a soft feel that maintains fingertip sensitivity.
Other benefits of our Powder-Free Vinyl Gloves include:
- Conform to BS EN 455.
- AQL 1.5
- Highly flexible.
- Latex free.
- Powder free.
- Easy to Don.
Convenient and hygienic, the bags are impregnated with a delicate floral fragrance that effectively masks any unpleasant odours and have a subtle lilac colouring to disguise the contents. Tie close handles ensure Pop-Ins™ are securely closed after use and the attractive dispensing pack, containing 50 bags, is suitable for use in the bathroom, bedroom or when travelling.
• Convenient and hygienic disposal of incontinence pads and pants
• Delicate fragrance to mask any unpleasant odours
• Easy-tie handles to retain contents securely
• Discreet, compact and attractive, value for money pack
• Bag size – 16 x 17cm approx, excluding handles
Urinary incontinence is embarrassing to talk about and hard to admit, but doctors say it can be fixed.
“You don’t need to live your life wearing a diaper all the time,” said Dr. Christopher Hutchison, at Intermountain Healthcare’s Riverton Hospital in Salt Lake City.
He said he often has to go the roundabout way of getting women to talk about their urinary incontinence, but a good percentage of his patients are dealing with it.
“I’d say about 40 percent of them won’t say anything about it if I don’t ask,” he said.
Various types of incontinence — stress incontinence, urge incontinence or a mixture of the two — can be caused by poor genes, weak muscles, unhealthy lifestyles and/or an overactive bladder muscle, among other things. Most commonly, a leaky or bulging bladder has something to do with vaginal prolapse, which is a splitting of the muscles in the vaginal wall, allowing the bladder to sag internally.
Multiple pregnancies, hysterectomy and menopause can also contribute to the causes of female incontinence. However, that is not always the case.
Many women put up with the symptoms, but Hutchison said nearly all types of incontinence can be fixed, resulting in a better quality of life.
“There’s a social stigma associated with incontinence,” Snyder said. Putting up with the symptoms over the years, however, will not cause permanent damage.
Weight loss can sometimes help in the case of stress incontinence, which happens when coughing, sneezing, jogging or other activity leads to a loss of control of the bladder. But oftentimes, women must endure the inconveniences of urine leakage while losing the weight as most types of exercise can spur it on.
Men don’t typically have the same issues with incontinence because their bladder is supported by the structure of the pelvis, Hutchison said.
He hopes women aren’t just living with the constant annoyances incontinence causes, dealing with absorbent pads or diapers. Most cases, he said, can be prevented by “just taking care of yourself.”
Chronic constipation, consumption of caffeinated or carbonated beverages, as well as those with artificial sweeteners, can irritate the bladder, leading to more trips to the restroom and an inability to completely empty the bladder, Hutchison said. Smoking, which breaks down the body’s collagen supply, and chronic coughing that puts stress on muscles can also lead to incontinence
Snyder, a specialist who deals with kidney, bladder and prostate issues, said he’s seen patients ranging from 17 years of age to 81, but urinary incontinence symptoms are most common in women during their late 30s and early 40s.
Achieving normalcy is the goal of any treatment, which can include medications, surgery and nonsurgical procedures.
“The secret is a good relationship between the patient and her doctor,” Snyder said, adding that an open dialogue helps to arrive at the best possible outcomes, which is an informed decision.
TENA Lady MAXI Night is the latest product to be added to the Allanda Range of Incontinence Pads.
The newest product in the TENA Lady range, TENA Lady Maxi NIGHT is specifically made for use at night. Specially designed to give you a good night’s sleep, these soft and comfortable towels give you additional protection due to their specific shape – they’re wider at the back for extra coverage and absorbency when you are lying down.
These incontinence pads are body shaped to give a close fit to ensure comfort and leakage security. They are designed to fit into your own underwear securely using a self-adhesive strip. When necessary they can be easily removed and should be hygienically disposed of.
Other benefits of the TENA Lady products also include:
- Odour Neutraliser to keep you protected for up to 12 hours.
- “Fast Dry Core” absorbs liquid quickly into centre core to keep you feeling dry.
- “Air Dry”Waterproof backing lets air circulate, improving comfort and reducing skin problems.
TENA Skin Lotion is is a mild moisturising lotion for sensitive skin that is enriched with natural moisturisers, and is especially suitable for restoring fragile skin (and is suitable for use on larger areas).
Healthcare professionals agree that consistent personal skincare is essentoal to maintain skin integrity and well-being for elderly, incontinent individuals. This is because their skin heals slowly and is fragile to pressure and rubbing. The skin may also be sensitive to ongoing exposure to moisture (especially urine or faeces) which can initiate skin degradation causing irritation, itching or infection.
We’ve also added the TENA Cellduk Wipes to our range. These are a strong, highly absorbent wash cloth (27x25cm) designed to quickly and gently cleanse the skin or apply moisturising and protective products (see below for full list). This soft, gentle towel like wash cloth is re-inforced with nylon threads for extra high strength when wet. As well as being extra strong it is also highly absorbent so performs like a textile flannel when wet. It is compatible with soap and water, wash cream, wash mousse and oils so is very suitable for bed bath routines as well as general cleansing.