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What are tips for getting dressed if you have Parkinson's disease?

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  • Lie on your bed and roll from side to side to get pants over your hips.
  • Wear clothes that have elastic waistbands.
  • Choose wrap-around clothing instead of the pullover type or that opens in the front, not the back.
  • Wear clothing with large, flat buttons, zippers, or Velcro closures.
  • Use a button hook to button clothing.
  • Use a dressing stick to get your coat or shirt on or off.
  • Use a zipper pull or attach a leather loop on the end of the zipper.
  • Wear slip-on shoes or buy elastic shoelaces that let you slip your shoes on and off.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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