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Dressing and Undressing for Clients Who Have Dementia

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Helping a resident dress or undress can be challenging, communication is crucial and care must be individualised. Reasons why someone might need help include: physical and medical issues; forgetting; environmental issues; privacy concerns; decision-making problems; and impaired senses.

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How we choose to dress and groom can say a lot about who we are and how we want others to see us. When a person with dementia begins to lose aspects of themselves due to a loss of memory and cognitive functions, they may express a strong desire to hold onto their identity where they can. You are in the unique position to help them achieve this.

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24 Jan 2020
fantastic article +++
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Sabita Shrestha
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26 Apr 2020
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CHAZEL CARPIO
21 Jun 2022
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well discussed and informative
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25 May 2021
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Maddison Lawback
08 Dec 2020
Well written article. Easy to understand.
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Eponia Claughton
17 May 2020
Great article. Should be a must for those who are new to supporting a person living with dementia.
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16 Jun 2022
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This topic is helpful and very informative.
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