Care recipient (cr) refuses to change his her clothes

Try: Ask yourself what the real problem is — the clothes or your sensibility if cr agrees to wash favored outfits regularly the same outfit over and over is simply an aesthetic choice that may conflict with your ideas if the clothes are filthy that that’s another issue when cr bathes immediately put the clothes in the washer and start it if cr prefers certain items make them available in multiples and cull the closet of everything else no harm done keep in mind that wearing the same clothes repeatedly is a common behavior the result of memory loss and impaired decision-making skills

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Medical Physical, Personal, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Change clothes dressing challenging behavior defiant decision-making

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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