Adaptive clothing is clothing designed for people with physical disabilities, the elderly, and the infirm who may experience difficulty dressing themselves due to an inability to manipulate closures, such as buttons and zippers, or due to a lack of a full range of motion required for self-dressing. Adaptive clothing typically offers rear-closure designs so that an individual can be dressed more easily by a carer. For example, rather than buttons and zippers, Velcro may be used for garment closures.
... Special Need Associated Problem Adaptive Clothing Solution Alzheimer's Disease Individual disrobes at inappropriate times ... Locking Clothing Oedema Swelling of feet and legs leads to difficulty wearing conventional footwear or pants ... Adaptive Shoes and pants are adjustable in size and offer non-restrictive closures ...
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