If incontinence would be a country, it would be the third largest country in the world. 400 million people across the world live with incontinence, and the numbers are growing. Nevertheless it is rarely openly spoken about. And it is a disease that has a large impact on the quality of life of individuals, their families, and caregivers.
At Essity we break the silence around incontinence and develop innovative solutions to help people manage incontinence and live a full, active life. One of our most recent digital innovations is for example the TENA SmartCare™ Change Indicator that enables more dignified and sustainable incontinence care. It notifies caregivers and family members when an incontinence product needs to be changed.
The #ConnectingTheDots project sets out to discover the ways in which medical technology can help face some of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. The series shows stories of resilience, vision and potential and explores how medical technology connects the dots, from diagnosis to cure. Watch the story about TENA's new SmartCare Indicator that was produced for us by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News.
The pandemic has affected us all, and age has proven to be a distinctive risk factor. The need for change in elderly care has become clear. In this episode, we explore how new and digitized healthcare technology transforms elderly care on a global scale. Specifically regarding continence care. Nurses and care giving relatives share first hand perspectives on how this, rarely spoken about, topic affects both patients and caregivers, and how next generation healthcare technology drastically improves elderly care.
We continue our efforts to normalize the conversation around incontinence. In our survey we asked more than 15,000 people from 15 different countries how they talk about incontinence - gaining insight into the taboos that hold people back.
The knowledge about incontinence is surprisingly low due to all the stigmas. In these infographics we explain some of the most important myths and facts.
Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare systems globally are being pushed to their limits. As a long-standing partner to healthcare, we want to recognize the extremely hard work that all healthcare professionals and keyworkers are going through at this time. Not only are they providing high levels of support in this unprecedented time, they are also continuing to care for those people living with incontinence.
TENA’s latest campaign breaking down stereotypes around menopause and promoting age positivity for women: TENA is asking women of the Middle-East region to suggest a new phrase to replace "Age of Despair" with one that truly reflects this stage of a woman’s life.
Shedding light on hygiene and health stigmas - that's the aim of our Essential Talks podcast. In this episode about incontinence we talk with Television Host Derick Fage, Scottish Comedian Elaine Miller, Athlete Jamie Gane, Essity Global Brand Director Hans Bergh, Author Lucy Brett and Essity's VP Public Affairs Anna Brodowsky.
Outdated stereotypes and damaging societal perceptions misrepresent how women over 50 are living their lives. Thanks to thousands of women who shared their stories with us, our brand TENA made the #Ageless campaign, in order to challenge perceptions around aging, incontinence and intimacy for women.
The late Edwina White came forward in 2017 to talk about her experience dealing with incontinence in our Fotografiska exhibition, Hygiene - A Circle of Life. Following a cancer diagnosis, she developed new-found gratitude for her body and decided to speak openly about her difficulties with incontinence. Since then, many others have followed her example.
When he was just nine years old, Jamie collapsed and with severe pain in his feet. After undergoing various therapies and operations that failed, it left him with no feeling from the waist down, which ultimately led to incontinence. Learn more about Jamie's story and how he lives everyday as an adaptive athlete alongside managing his incontinence.
Together with our brand TENA we support men and women with incontinence, family carers and healthcare professionals caring for individuals with incontinence. We help by developing solutions and sharing knowledge to make living with incontinence or caring for someone with bladder leakage a little easier.
TENA Silhouette Washable Absorbent Underwear for light incontinence is the first washable underwear that protects like TENA. Designed to be indistinguishable from regular undies, it is made with high quality fabrics and delicate laces, with built in Triple Protection against leaks, odour and moisture for light bladder weakness so you can dress how you like, and feel confident at all times.
Essity wants to advance the knowledge of daily toileting – and containment care. We initiate studies in this area in collaboration with academic researcher and experts.