Hvordan hjælper man sine kære ældre med viden og bryde tabu

How to help your loved ones with knowledge and break taboos

  1. Choose the right time and place:

    • Find a quiet and private moment where you and your significant other can talk undisturbed. Avoid bringing up the subject in front of other family members or in stressful situations.
  2. Be sensitive and empathetic:

    • When bringing up the subject, be aware of your words and the tone of the conversation. Express concern and care and let the person know that you want to support him/her.
  3. Use "I" statements:

    • Start sentences with "I" to avoid making the person feel defensive. For example, "I've noticed that you've been having some challenges and I really want to help you."
  4. Join a general conversation about health:

    • Instead of directly talking about urinary incontinence, you can start with a more general conversation about health. Ask how the person is doing in general and if there is anything that worries him/her.
  5. Share information about alternative solutions:

    • As the conversation develops, you can mention alternative products such as washable underwear for urinary incontinence. Tell the person about the benefits of these products, such as comfort, reusability and discretion.
  6. Respect her decision:

    • It is important to respect the person's choice and decision not to talk about it. Some people are not comfortable sharing such personal topics and it is important to respect their boundaries.
  7. Offer practical help:

    • In addition to discussing alternative products, you can also offer practical help. For example, you can help find and buy the products the person prefers and show how they work.
  8. Include health professionals:

    • If the person is open to it, you can suggest visiting a doctor or health professional together. They can provide professional advice and help find the best solution.

Always remember to respect the person's privacy and decisions. Providing support and information in a loving and caring way can help open the door to a more open dialogue about urinary incontinence if and when your loved one is ready.

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