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Side closing underpaints

Discussion in 'Middle - later stages of dementia' started by blue eyes, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. blue eyes

    blue eyes Registered User

    Nov 6, 2014
    21
    I am having difficulty removing my husbands underpants.Has anyone come upon or used Velcro side closing ones and if so where are they available from ?
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,713
    Female
    London
    Contact your local Continence Service for an assessment, they should give them to you for free. We were offered Velcro pads, I personally don't like them, but every patient is different. In the meantime, I am sure you can get them online, possibly on the Tena website?
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Are you talking about incontinence underpants? Or are you looking for regular underpants with a side closure?
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,713
    Female
    London
    Oh - I hadn't even thought about that possibility...
     
  5. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
  6. blue eyes

    blue eyes Registered User

    Nov 6, 2014
    21
    Yes regular underpants.
     
  7. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    How adept are you with a needle? Could you buy larger cotton Boxers, undo side seams and attach poppers?

    Otherwise disposable and tear the sides?
     
  8. blue eyes

    blue eyes Registered User

    Nov 6, 2014
    21
    Going to adapt boxer shorts by putting Velcro on either side
     

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