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How do I get mom to choose different clothes?

Mom will only wear one outfit, I have to wash it everynight when she is asleep. Why is clothing such an issue for her and what can I do about it?
Status: Open    Nov 15, 2014 - 02:24 PM

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Mar 04, 2015 - 09:19 AM

I am assuming your mom has dementia based on the nature of this question. I would say to pick your battles - in the grand scheme of things - the clothing she wears ( as long as it's weather-appropriate) is a small matter. I would say to take a step back & examine who this is more of a "problem" for - her or yourself? I know it can be hard to see changes like this occuring, but deferring to someone's sense of choice & personal wellbeing at any opportinity with a disease like Dementia is very important for quality of life.

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Jan 25, 2015 - 02:10 PM

Can you include more information? Maybe you can buy more clothes that are similar to the one outfit she likes?
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