My 72 year old husband has quite bad incontinence after a second stroke, and refuses to say anything about it. He is clearly in the wrong product, as he leaks on the bed and I can often smell urine in the house. Very often he has wet himself without noticing, which I assume goes straight through his products. He will hardly leave the house now, which is so different to how he used to be, as he used to be very sociable even after his first stroke. He is often tired and his mobility has been affected this time. How do I approach him about it and improve his lifestyle/suggest better protection?
Sorry to hear this – incontinence should not be a life-limiting factor. I suggest that you encourage him to see his G.P. and then get referred to an incontinence advisor, either within the practice or even privately. You don`t say what type of products he`s wearing, but they sound inadequate for the wetness he`s got. I wear a full slip (nappy) 24/7 and they never let me down, even after multiple wettings. You can get samples from I.D. Expert or Tena which are two of the good brands on the market. Give them a try, you won`t regret it and you both will have a more relaxed lifestyle. Good luck!