Dressing

Elaine and Grant

The way we dress says a lot about who we are. For most of us, dressing is a very personal and private activity - and one where we are used to making our own decisions. As dementia progresses, people increasingly need more help with everyday activities, including dressing. It is important to enable a person with dementia to make their own choices for as long as they can and, if they do need assistance, to offer it tactfully and sensitively.

This information for carers contains tips for helping a person with dementia to dress and advice on how to make dressing a positive experience for them and for you.