Undressing & Incontinence Clothing for Dementia & Alzheimer's - A Gift of Love and Care

Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia in general, is not an easy illness to live with. It affects the lives of not only the person diagnosed, but also their close family and friends. As the disease progresses, your loved one will probably go from being cheerful and social to confused and withdrawn. Times like those are when they need to be shown extra love and support. While they might no longer understand or remember you, it’s important for them to feel loved.

One way to show your love and care for them is by giving gifts. These gifts don’t need to be fancy or elaborate. Any item that can be used to help make their lives easier is a great gift. And with the holiday season coming upon us soon, we here at Dementia Aide recommend the Bear Hug Onesie


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THE STAGES & SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA

While you might immediately think of babies and toddlers when the word ‘onesie’ is mentioned, it can actually be a great type of clothing for people with dementia. It’s especially true for those who are transitioning from the middle to late stages.

For example, someone who is in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s might start to get lost or wander out on their own due to increased confusion and disorientation. They are also likely to have frequent changes in mood, where they can go from being excited to depressed, or even angry within a short span of time. And overall, at this stage, a person with Alzheimer’s starts to need assistance in accomplishing daily tasks.

And as the person progresses into the late stages of Alzheimer’s, they will gradually become completely dependent on a caregiver. They may be bedridden, become incontinent, or even dislike the feeling of wearing clothes and attempt to remove them at unwanted times.

Read more on the stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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BENEFITS

Comfort

The Bear Hug Onesie can help alleviate some of the challenges that will come along with those symptoms. The simple design and comfortable fabric can make dressing your loved one less of a daily battle. The zipper at the back of the onesie makes dressing not only easier, but also prevents your loved one from being able to remove their clothes unnecessarily. It can even reduce any agitation they may feel while dressing. The elastics used in strategic parts of the onesie are also flexible and not too tight to accommodate those with elephantiasis or swelling of their extremities.

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Identification

Another simple yet innovative accessory that’s incorporated into the Bear Hug Onesie is the Name Label. It can be used to write down the name of your loved one. This can come especially useful for those in assisted living or are under nursing home care. If your loved one is prone to wander off, the Name Label can help others identify them and help them back to their caregiver safely. It can even be used to make sure that the individual’s clothes are identifiable.

Dementia Clothing Label

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Transitioning to Incontinence

Moreover, of the many benefits of the Bear Hug Onesie, the following is probably one of the most important. It helps to manage the Alzheimer patient’s transition into diapers. Being kept in diapers might result in refusal to wear them for various reasons causing them to try to remove them if they are able. When wearing the onesie, it becomes nearly impossible for your loved one to remove their diapers without assistance. It provides a degree of safety that is much needed for some.

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Less Hassle for Caregiver

From the caregiver point of view, the use of the onesie can simplify many daily tasks that could otherwise take up more of their time. For example, they can dress their charge quickly and with less hassle. In addition, they won’t have to worry about any undressing or diaper issues over the course of the day. They can handle these things as necessary instead of having to be alert at all times.

The Bear Hug Onesie, is something that can be worn by anyone at any time. It is made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex, giving the wearer the utmost level of comfort and flexibility. And not only does the onesie come in unisex sizes—small, medium, and large--, the colors available—navy blue and burgundy—can be worn by both men and women.

Some may see a onesie as being juvenile, but the truth is that it can be of great assistance. Just like how a onesie can make a caregiver’s life simpler when caring for a baby or toddler that requires nearly constant attention, it helps lessen the burden on a dementia patient’s caregiver, all while keeping their charge looking clean and sleek.

That is why we at Dementia Aide recommend the Bear Hug Onesie as a well-suited gift for individuals with late stage Alzheimer’s or any other dementias. Besides, everyone loves receiving gifts, whether it’s the holidays or not.

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