NEW - Dignity Outfit For Women With Dementia Who Undress Inappropriately
At times, people with middle or late stage dementia may
undress in public or inappropriately place hands inside their underwear,
if the person were aware of their behaviour they would be mortified, so
preserving the dignity of the individual is paramount.
People witnessing this sort of behaviour may find it uncomfortable or
not know how to deal with the situation, particularly family and
friends who can find it distressing to observe a loved one behaving so
out of character.
So how do you deal with this inappropriate behaviour and maintain the dignity of the person underneath the dementia?
Founder of Errine Adaptive Clothing, Jane Thomasson, has designed a
purpose built outfit to help with such situations, and put a lot of
thought in selecting a suitable name for the outfit - a name that does
not apply stigma to the wearer or make relatives shudder at the thought
There are similar garments on the market with names such as ‘dementia
suit’ or Alzheimer’s suit’, which Jane felt labelled the wearer, and
would be personally loathe to purchase for a loved one herself, so came
up with the name ‘dignity outfit’.
The first dignity outfit for women is a one piece garment designed to
look like a two piece. It comprises a top and pants which are actually
joined in the middle, and the outfit is closed from behind by a carer
with a full length invisible zipper that just looks like a seam, so the
garment does not advertise the fact it is different.
The outfit is stylish and looks just like a regular set of top and
bottoms, discreetly hiding the reverse function. With a collared top in
pretty colours and a pair of black pants, it is made in a soft,
comfortable, iron free knit fabric. It is elasticized at the waist which is also hidden, and it
is extremely comfortable to wear. The gentle elastic waist is great for
women with large or small bellies as it conforms to the wearers shape.
Priced at just $110.00 AU (great value for the equivalent of two
garments), the dignity outfit greatly reduces the ability of the wearer
to remove their clothing without assistance, maintaining the dignity of
people with dementia, and providing relief for carers and loved ones.
A similar dignity outfit for men will be designed soon, and seasonal dignity outfits will follow in the near future.
The womens dignity outfit is currently available on order, to submit your interest in purchasing please contact: