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More CASE SAVERS! – TENA Men Level 1 added to our range

26.09.2013 | Posted in: Allanda, Discount, Incontinence, Low Price, Male Incontinence, male incontinence, News, Tena, TENA Men | Author: Colin

Thanks to customer requests we’ve now added TENA Men Level 1 as a CASE SAVER to our range. This means we now offer the full TENA Men pad range as CASE SAVERS – Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 absorbency levels.

The Case Saver for TENA Men contains 6 packs of 24 pads (144 pads all together) and offers a saving of 6% over buying packs individually, however the more cases you buy, the more you save! Buy 4 cases and you will pay only £36.99 per case, a massive 15% saving over individual packs and over 31% against the recommended price.

Dementia Carers given little information about managing incontinence

23.09.2013 | Posted in: Advice, Alzheimer's, Carers, Dementia, Incontinence, News | Author: Colin

A recent study, commissioned by the Carers trust has revealed that more than 50% of carers looking after those with dementia have not been given relevant information about incontinence as well as other issues such as correct management or medicines or legal issues.

The study also showed that more than half of these  carers had problems obtaining a diagnosis for the person for whom they cared, and  and nearly 70%  had not received training or information about how to deal with the agitated behaviours that can develop in the latter stages of the condition.AdTech Ad

Other key findings included:

-Over half (52%) of carers in the survey reported difficulties in obtaining a diagnosis for dementia for the person they cared for

-More than half of carers (55%) questioned said that they had not been given information on legal issues and managing money. Many had learned about Lasting Power of Attorney too late

-Many carers, particularly those caring for someone in the later stages of the illness, felt ill equipped to deal with more agitated behaviours that might develop.

-More than two-thirds 68% surveyed said they had not received training or advice on this issue

-82% of carers questioned said that caring had adversely affected their ability to work

One person surveyed said she found it very difficult to deal with her husband’s double incontinence and felt un-suppoted by local policy as she was not to provided incontinence pants and wasn’t never given information about support options.

Thea Stein, chief executive of the Carers Trust, has said that it was clear that all professionals needed a checklist of all the information and advice carers needed. This should be reviewed regularly with carers at key points of the person with dementia’s illness.

The report highlighted 7 key points when carers most needed information and support:

-When dementia is diagnosed

-When the capacity of the person with dementia declines

-When the carer needs emotional support and/or a break from caring

-When the person with dementia loses their mobility

-When the carer has to cope with behaviour problems

-When the carer’s own circumstances change

-When the person with dementia becomes incontinent

 

The full report can be read online here.

New Survey Compares Results of Surgery with Pelvic Exercise

22.09.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence, News | Author: Colin

A new Dutch survey suggests that surgery might be a better option than pelvic muscle strengthening for stress incontinence. The comparison is thought to be the first to directly compare the two alternative therapies.

The Dutch researchers discovered that nearly 91% of the women who had surgery (midurethral-sling) reported an improvement which was significantly higher than the 64% who used pelvic floor exercises.

“The prevalence of stress urinary incontinence — leakage on physical exercise, laughing, coughing — is high, and the impact on daily life can be substantial,” said study lead author Dr. Julien Labrie, a gynecology resident at the University Medical Center Utrecht, in the Netherlands.

A summary of the report can be read in the Sept 19th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

NEW! TENA Shampoo & Shower added to Allanda Skincare range

12.09.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence, News, Skincare, Tena | Author: Colin

Following customer request we’ve added TENA Shampoo & Shower to our skincare range. TENA Shampoo & Shower is a 2-in-1 product for hair and body cleansing that combines a mild shower gel with a gentle conditioning shampoo for delicate skin and hair care specially designed around the needs of those with a continence condition. It gently cleanses the hair as well as the whole body, leaving a pleasant fragrance. TENA Shampoo & Shower can be used every day as it’s gentle formula is ideal for sensitive skin and for frequent cleansing and it comes in a handy 500ml pump dispenser bottle. To use simply apply to wet hair and body, rub gently and rinse off with water.

The full TENA Skincare range is Wash Cream 500ml, Wash Cream 1000ml, Wash Mousse, Wet Wipes, Soft Wipes, Wash Glove, Cellduk Wipes and Shampoo & Shower.

TENA Pants Discreet CASE SAVERS now available

09.09.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence, Incontinence Pants, News, Tena | Author: Colin

Continuing our campaign to offer great value to our customers we’ve now added TENA Pants Discreet Medium CASE SAVERS and TENA Pants Large CASE SAVERS to our range. These offer up to 11% saving over buying single packs of TENA Pants Discreet Medium or Large.

New Study shows the high impact of dementia on Incontinence.

04.09.2013 | Posted in: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Incontinence, News | Author: Colin

A new study proves the expected link between dementia and incontinence but more importantly shows that patients with dementia are three times more likely to be diagnosed with urinary incontinence, and four times more likely to be diagnosed with faecal incontinence. The new study in PLOS Medicine by Robert Grant (Kingston University and St. George’s, University of London) and colleagues compared those without a diagnosis of dementia to those patients diagnosed with the condition. Also, patients with dementia and incontinence were more likely to receive incontinence medication than those without dementia, the authors stated.

The full article from PLOS Medicine can be read here