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My mom has Alzheimer's. She has a small area on her ankle that the dermatologist treated for a sarcoma. I put fluorouracil on the area for 9 weeks to eat out the cancer cells. Now we're at the stage where I stop the cream but clean the area with vinegar and water everyday day and put Neosporin on it. I put a bandaid on it but, every single time, she'll remove it.

Do any of you have a suggestion on a bandage she can't remove?

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Socks over the bandage. Maybe even knee socks.
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Maybe putting a soft brace on over the foot, like the kind you'd use for a sprained ankle. It's Velcro so your mom can probably figure that out but I don't think you'll be able to find something that isn't removable.
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Do you think she could unwrap an elasticized bandage (the ones like you use for a sprained ankle, etc)
Hard to say why they do those things. My mother had senile dementia and did the same. She had a cyst removed on her foot, doc told her leave bandage on, we left instructions on the white board - but off came the bandage the minute we left. In the NH, she fell and broke her arm and they put a soft cast on - she removed it at least 3 times a day. They never did find a way to stop her. We think it was because of boredom she did it, as she was bedridden.
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