5 Simple Wardrobe Changes That Make Managing Mild Dementia Easier
Posted August 6, 2013
- Conform the sock drawer. Switch to socks that are all identical—same style and color. No more searching for matches, or not realizing that brown and black aren’t the same.
- Go solid. Pare down tops and sweaters so they all color-coordinate easily. Better still, eliminate prints so outfits never clash.
- Adopt a uniform. Some people with mild dementia choose to adopt a uniform look they’re known for—say, a white t-shirt and black cardigan with slacks, or a turtleneck.
- Enlarge the fasteners. Go on a hunt for wee buttons and tiny zipper pulls. They can befuddle any pair of aging hands, but combined with the physical limitations dementia can bring, they can be utterly impossible.
- Simplify the shoes. Fussy buckles and challenging laces will become increasingly frustrating. Slip-on loafers, Velcro-style closures, or very simple styles are better.
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