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How should I help a person with Alzheimer's disease dress themselves?

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  • Make it easier for them to dress on their own. Lay out clothes in the order they put them on, or hand them one piece of clothing at a time.
  • If they want to wear the same clothes every day, don't fight it. Buy 3 or 4 sets of them.
  • Make sure they have loose clothes that are easy to put on. Shorts and pants with elastic waistbands and slip-on shoes are good. Skip shoelaces, buttons, and buckles.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Food, Eating and Alzheimer's," “Activities at Home."

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise and Alzheimer's Disease."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Mental Stimulation Slows Alzheimer's Progression."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Food, Eating and Alzheimer's," “Activities at Home."

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise and Alzheimer's Disease."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Mental Stimulation Slows Alzheimer's Progression."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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