In the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s, your mom or dad will have no problem tying, zipping, or buttoning shoes. As the disease progresses, she may start to struggle with laces, buckles, buttons, or zippers. If that happens, you’ll need to look at shoes that are easier for her to put on.
Start Your Search With Velcro and Slip-Ons
When it becomes hard for your parent to fasten shoes, look at slip-ons. You want a slip-on that won’t come off easily, so you may need to rule out open-back clogs, sandals, and slippers. Sneakers that slide onto the foot are usually the most comfortable option. Many companies make slip-on sneakers, so you’ll find them in a range of colors, prices, and styles.
If your mom or dad has a hard time getting her foot into a slip-on… Continue reading