Advancing Parkinson’s can make daily tasks more difficult to perform. The video on this page will walk you through some modifications to clothing and the dressing routine to improve safety and reduce frustration.
There are many companies that offer products to help with activities of daily living, including getting dressed. Below are some options for adaptive clothing to make it easier for the person with Parkinson’s to get dressed or for you to assist in the process.
- ABL Denim: Casual denim for people with movement challenges, including people in wheelchairs
- Ably Apparel: Water- and stain-resistant clothing in stretchy fabrics
- Alium Adaptive Apparel: Adaptive pants, sweater and nightgown to help the caregiver and the wearer
- Buck & Buck: Adaptive clothing, footwear, and accessories for men and women
- Fresh Comfort Bras: Easy-to-use intimate apparel for women
- Icon Undies: Discrete incontinence wear for women
- MagnaReady: Magnetic-front shirts for men and women
- NBZ Apparel International: Casual pants without buttons or zippers
- Wings Pants: Tool for putting on pants and underwear
- Xpand Laces: Adjustable elastic shoelaces
The information in the video above offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).