1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. esinedee

    esinedee Registered User

    Jan 13, 2016
    15
    I have bought many pairs of trousers for Mum that have been rejected as the fit isn't right. Can anyone recommend elasticated waist, pull up, easy wash trousers that are a petite fit - not just a short leg but a proper petite fit so they are in the correct proportions and not baggy around the bottom and top of leg.

    This may seem trivial with all the problems people have but will make Mum happy.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    Hello esindee

    Not trivial at all but vitally important if clothes feel uncomfortable nothing is comfortable.

    Have you tried Dash?

    Best wishes
    Sue:)
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,490
    Female
    London
    Try M&S, I've found some in different colours recently, and I need petite too.
     
  4. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,963
    North East England
    Bon Marche or BHS
     
  5. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,482
    Radcliffe on Trent
    M&S Classic range short length were the best for my mum. Not the cheapest but nice designs and good quality. Stood up well to machine washing too.
     
  6. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    M&S pull up jersey range can buy them on ebay for about half price brand new too....so comfortable i wear them for work
     
  7. CeliaThePoet

    CeliaThePoet Registered User

    Dec 7, 2013
    614
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    I have tried 19 pair of pants for my mother over the last 2.5 years. She wears the same ones every day (too short, too tight). I even bought that exact brand and size a second time but they were rejected. She's also petite and likes them well above the ankle...she hates the rise from crotch to waist, I guess. Or she's just found the way to make me batty for all time. :eek:
     
  8. tigerlady

    tigerlady Registered User

    Nov 29, 2015
    427
    I used to get my mother ones from Damart - they are easy to wear and she was quite happy with them, and they do short leg lengths
     
  9. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,563
    Scotland
    Have you tried Landsend, they do petite sizes.
     
  10. Caseys

    Caseys Registered User

    Dec 10, 2015
    37
    Rival clothing have a small but very smart range that includes elasticated waist trousers in the uk. My MIL is very fussy and loves their stuff - good quality and very smart. Rival clothing.co.uk
     
  11. esinedee

    esinedee Registered User

    Jan 13, 2016
    15
    Thank you all, tried pretty much all of these - but not Lands end, will look there.

    Problem is the length is shorter but the proportions not right, I will keep trying.

    xx
     
  12. esinedee

    esinedee Registered User

    Jan 13, 2016
    15
    Rival not heard of this firm, will try these, what is the fit like, Mum is a 10/12 so do you think a 10 or a 12.

    Many thanks for the suggestion
     
  13. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,482
    Radcliffe on Trent
    Forgot to mention Lands End, but if you are looking there I recommend the 'Starfish' jersey trousers. They are a stretchy jersey fabric and very comfortable. I'm 5ft 2 and the petite length is perfect for me.
     
  14. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,563
    Scotland
    Landsend will also alter the length free of charge.
     
  15. Toddleo

    Toddleo Registered User

    Oct 7, 2015
    412
    Landsend starfish pull on jersey trousers are just great, I live in them every day!! perfect for crawling around on the floor while I sort mum out!!
     
  16. esinedee

    esinedee Registered User

    Jan 13, 2016
    15
    Thank you the Starfish look great, fancy them for myself!
     

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