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Dressing and Undressing for Clients Who Have Dementia

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The seemingly small task of dressing can prove to be very distressing for people with dementia, for a range of reasons. This article will provide useful tips for dressing, undressing and grooming a client with dementia in a way that allows you to provide dignified, effective care.

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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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Lynne Hill
17 Sep 2022
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Dalhamu Sherpa
02 May 2021
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Thi To
06 Sep 2022
Good information
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Hellen Philip
18 Sep 2022
I enjoy providing care to individuals living with dementia, I find the challenges helps me to learn options and ways to better care fir their needs.
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Cheryl Shepherd
11 Sep 2022
Simple explaination and a great reminder for us to respect and show empathy to the one who has this dreaded illness called dementia
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ALLISON BARTOLO
24 Jan 2020
fantastic article +++
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Sabita Shrestha
01 Aug 2021
Good
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Nida Lagunay
24 Sep 2022
Plenty of realization.very useful
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Funmilola Owolabi
26 Apr 2020
Informative
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CHAZEL CARPIO
21 Jun 2022
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well discussed and informative
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