My 83-year-old mother walks around the house partially clothed even though her 32-year-old grandson lives there too. What can I do?

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she had a stroke in dec/09. could this have anything to due with this issue.

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Excellent idea, naheaton, to treat the mother in the way you suggested. You are correct - she would want to be dressed properly and now she needs to be prompted. What I hope is that the mother doesn't start "stripping" once she is properly dressed. You know how kids were when they were young - clothes were sometimes just a nuisance so off they came! :-)
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While you're checking the problem out with her neurologist, I would treat her like you used when your kids were young. Check them to make sure they are properly dressed before they walked out the door. Just make it a normal routine. If she were in her right mind, she'd appreciate you 'having her back' so to speak.
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Hi Sable-I am not an expert...However it sounds to me as though she may have vascular dementia. You may want to check ths out with her neurologist or PCP-to see what options might be available. Once it is determined - then proceed to check further online, with a support group, and even this forum. If this is a dementia or even a form of Alzheimer's-I would be in contact with your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association -or contact them at their 24/7 hotline-the # is : 1-800-272-3900.
Good Luck!
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