I have an Aunt that lives in an assisted living facility. She has always been one of my favorite Aunts because I remember her being the “fun aunt”. It didn’t matter if we were playing freeze tag, jumping rope or playing on the playground, she would jump right in and join us in whatever it was we were doing at the moment, never worrying about getting a little dirty or messing up her hair. As I got older I noticed that she wasn’t as active as she used to be. When everyone in the family was sitting around telling stories and jokes, I noticed that she didn’t laugh as much as she used to. At the time, I didn’t know why, but somewhere along the line I overheard a conversation (I was always trying to “overhear” the conversation when the adults were talking, lol) that explained the changes in my “fun aunt”. The truth is, my aunt is one of the 51 million women that experience bladder leakage. She was so embarrassed because of the stigma of bladder leakage and also because she had no idea what to wear for bladder leakage.
51 million people are dealing with bladder leakage every day, just like my aunt was. It doesn’t matter how old you are. More people with bladder leakage are in their 20’s than in their 80’s and more are 50 years old or younger than 60 or older. In fact, the average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52. My aunt was dealing with this issue and she didn’t know what to do, so she began to isolate herself from the family and her friends. Because of the stigma attached to bladder leakage, it isn’t talked about often and because nobody was talking about it, my aunt thought that she was alone with no options.
Thank goodness, her embarrassment and fear of having an “accident” in front of people has come to an end. Thanks to Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs, my aunt has gotten her life back. She doesn’t feel like she is wearing a diaper, which is something she was very concerned about. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs have a lower rise for a more underwear-like look, feel and fit. They are also the first of their kind to come in black and beige. My aunt has always been a sharp dresser and Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs offer bladder leakage protection and are so thin and comfortable that they don’t cramp her style.
When my aunt first had the need for incontinence protection she didn’t know where to turn for help. Women today are lucky to have Depend to count on when they aren’t really sure what to wear for bladder leakage. Now my aunt is back to having fun. She is very active and she loves to dance. I know in my heart that Depend gave her her life back and I want everyone with bladder leakage to know they aren’t alone and that there is a solution.
Depend is beginning their 2nd year of Underwareness. Underwareness is a social movement and charitable cause to break down the stigma of bladder leakage. Depend is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million. They will do this through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage. It’s time to drop your pants for #Underwareness!
If you or someone you know has bladder leakage, there is help out there. Now, you can support the cause and try Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs yourself or give them to a friend. Visit this page and click on the “Get a Sample” button located on the top right hand side of the screen. Then, select which free sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive! If you have any tips for bladder leakage, please share them with me below so we can all help each other out! #Underwareness