This week is World Continence Week (WCW) which is an annual awareness week to raise incontinence related issues.
It is estimated that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK may have some degree of incontinence and as many as 1 in 3 of us will have some continence problems at some time in our adult lives.
This year’s theme is Improve your bottom line; encouraging people to adopt healthy bladder and bowel habits to prevent and improve incontinence.
Surveys have shown that fewer than 40% of persons with urinary incontinence mention their problem to a doctor or nurse and this figure is even higher for those with bowel incontinence. These conditions have been inadequately treated and poorly addressed by medical professionals, despite the substantial impact on individual health, self-esteem and quality of life.
In light of this, WCW seeks to draw attention to and increase public awareness about these conditions and to give sufferers the confidence to seek help and improve their quality of life.
Clothing for Incontinence Sufferers
Adaptawear have been supporting incontinence sufferers for many years and we have a range of ladies and men’s discreetly adapted clothing which help to aid the toileting process by making dressing and undressing easier. Some of our best-selling clothing for incontinence sufferers and carers are:
- Our open-back nightwear are extremely popular with carers as it makes toileting easier and is more dignified for the wearer.
- Our open back trousers help those who are immobile or wheelchair bound whilst maintaining their dignity at all times. They have a loose fit that is ideal for drainage bags as well as for better comfort. We also sell a range of drop front Velcro fastening trousers which are great for easy toileting.
- Our range of ladies dress and skirts with side zips and easy fastenings to help fast undressing.
- Our range of incontinence swimwear to help specifically with bowel incontinence.
Please see our website for our full range of clothing or alternatively take a look at our sister website, Incontinence UK for our range of incontinence products including ladies & men’s washable incontinence pants that look and feel like normal underwear but have a built in absorbent pad.