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Why won't Mom take off her coat?

Mom won't leave the house without her coat even though it is 90 degrees outside. How do I convince her that she doesn't need to wear it?
Status: Open    Jan 03, 2015 - 04:57 AM

Caregiving, Dementia

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Feb 01, 2015 - 12:59 AM

If she's not actually cold, go to Sam's Club or Costco and get a super soft luxious blanket she can cuddle up with. It sounds like she's keeping herself swaddled, so make sure the blanket is wrapped around her really good so she feels safe.

Feb 03, 2015 - 06:05 AM

My mom does that also. She also likes to wear the hood. We bought her a very light summer jacket without a hood. We also put the other jacket out of sight so she won't see it and grab it. Sometimes we can convince her to go without but that's usually an exception not the rule.


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