help me please understand,,,

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by caring a, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    could you good people please try to explain why az sufferers seem to always want to pull and tug and take there clothes off,,,
    if mum isnt bottoning and unbuttoning,,shes wanting her dress off,,pulling her pad tio try get it off,,

    why ohhhh whyyyyyyy..

    so fed up with all this,,,,poor mum,,,,,,
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,547
    Female
    England
    Is your Mum getting too hot? The buttoning, unbuttoning is a very common thing, there seems to be a need to fiddle, my husband did it. I put a box together with small things in that he could pick up and put back. It worked for a while until the things started to be misplaced, hidden or lost.

    The pad removal could be because of not being used to one. They are big and bulky and I should imagine not all that comfortable to wear or get used to. Wanting to remove something that is not normally there is understandable. Pull ups might be more acceptable but I think they are dearer to buy and may not be offered through the continence service.

    These are just my thoughts, sorry but have no suggestions that might help. Just another set of problems thrown up when dealing with dementia.
     
  3. Leswi

    Leswi Registered User

    Jul 13, 2014
    120
    Bedfordshire
    are the clothes a comfortable fit? mum went through a phase of wanting to undress but eventually I realised she was uncomfortable around her middle so got a size bigger trousers. mum also likes to have a say in what she will wear each day and not just be told what to put on.
     

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