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At 86, I’m well into old age, and must rely on disposable underwear to get me through my daily activities and nightly hours of sleep. Depend® brand incontinence products include a range of temporary underwear for men and women for maintaining peace of mind and dignity in their active lifestyles.
All Depend® Brand products are designed to help the incontinent senior deal with the condition. The Absorb Loc® Core minimizes the wetness, and the inside padding reduces discomfort.
What to Wear When and Where
When at home, I wear Depend® Guards for Men. They assure my privacy and can be put on easily and later disposed of quickly with minimum effort. I also wear them when visiting nearby friends, shopping and for other local activities where bathrooms are just a few steps away.
For a short trip of four hours or less, I carry an extra Depend® Guards for Men with me, along with a package of medicated wipes, as well as a small plastic bag for easy and odorless disposal. To minimize offending other people, I carry fresh incontinence supplies in a small laptop-sized briefcase.
Venturing Far From Home
My biggest concerns about incontinence are when I travel. Flying to visit friends and relatives scattered throughout the country, as well as on leisure driving trips and highways, requires constant protection.
Wherever I travel, whether on land, at sea or in the air, I first make sure to locate the nearest bathrooms at every public step of the trip. For maximum protection, I wear Depend® for Men Underwear on long trips.
When I plan each travel day on an extended trip, I carry at least two changes of Depends with me, along with a supply of medicated wipes. When I’ll be overnighting during my travels, whether in private homes or hotels, I also carry a bed-sized clear plastic sheet with me, along with bags for disposal. This provides protection from urine for linens, blankets and mattresses.
Don’t Travel Alone
Although I try to be independent and take care of all my incontinence needs, I no longer go on trips of more than four hours by myself. A companion is essential for monitoring my needs on the road and in flight, as well as provide security and aid when problems arise.
Protection for Women Travelers
Depend® for Women Underwear provide the same incontinence protection as the men’s products. A recently-introduced product, Depend® Silhouette* for Women, is less bulky and virtually undetectable in everyday wear. According to women friends with problems similar to mine, they find the products very effective.
They can experience maximum privacy when traveling, because replacement Depends can be carried in large pocketbooks. Additionally, women’s public bathrooms often have trash cans within toilet stalls for totally private and effective disposal needs.