Parkinson's Shop By Need Guide
Shop By Need
Welcome to our Shop By Need Guide for Parkinson's patients
Our Shop By Need guides are here to help you grow in confidence and overcome dressing difficulties. We know that Parkinson’s disease (PD) can make day to day tasks more difficult to perform but with the right resources, adaptive clothing and support, you don't have to let it affect your quality of life. We hope our guide helps you or a close family member or friend and feel free to contact us if you need anymore information. On that note, let's delve into our Shop By Need guide for Parkinson's patients!
Meet the inspiration behind The Able Label
The Able Label was founded by Katie after her grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's and dressing became increasingly difficult for her. Our beautiful clothes have been inspired by Katie's grandmother and are specifically designed to make dressing easier, considering things like stiffness, slowness of movement and shakes.
Find out more about how Katie's grandmother inspired The Able Label by tapping the link below.
A young Katie sitting on her grandmothers knee, surrounded by family
Tips for dressing
Before we dive into our dressing tools and adaptive clothing recommendations. Here are a few extra tips to keep in mind when getting dressed:
- Take your time. Hurrying can lead to stress, which can make symptoms worse
- Consider waiting for a time to dress when your medications are working well and you have the best mobility possible
- Do a few stretching exercises before getting dressed to warm up muscles
- If one arm or leg has more stiffness, put this limb into the sleeve or pant leg first
- Sit down when dressing. Choose a chair with firm support and arms. Sitting on the edge of the bed to dress can lead to loss of balance and falling
A full guide to easier dressing for those with Parkinson's
Style is very personal and shouldn't be compromised. Adaptive clothing can help to manage and overcome a variety of dressing difficulties including cognitive ability, balance and strength.
In our clothing range for men and women, we've included discrete adaptations to transform lives, give back confidence, provide dignity and help to maintain independence.
Discover more about our clothing for Parkinson's and our top tips for easier dressing in the blog post below:
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Tap through the tabs to shop our collections of curated clothing and items, designed to make self-dressing and assisted-dressing easier and safer
From front-fastening and velcro bras to skirts and pull on trousers, we have a fantastic collection of women's clothes for Parkinson's patients. Plus a gorgeous collection of knits and cosy loungewear for the winter months ahead.
Our menswear collection for Parkinson's needs range from smart and casual shirts to comfy pyjamas.
Our clothing is adapted to make dressing easier, but sometimes we need a few helping tools for other tasks those with Parkinson's might struggle with.
Carers do the most incredible job, whether as a professional or caring for loved ones. The Able Label clothing is selected and designed entirely to help to ease the process of dressing and this often includes assisted dressing.
We have selected a range of both womenswear and menswear items featuring clever adaptive designs which we believe carers can hugely benefit from.
Kohl Creatives - an inclusive beauty brand specialising in stylish makeup tools. Their signature Flex Collection comprises of five free-standing brushes with easy-grip handles, and fully bendable heads to allow for greater precision and comfort when applying makeup.
Guide Beauty - created by makeup artist and beauty educator Terri Bryant, Guide Beauty reimagines makeup and applicators to make it easier for everybody to get the looks we love.
Complete Care Shop - a one-stop shop for plenty of caring essentials, Complete Care Shop have the tools to make doing your hair easier with long handled brushes and combs as well as a hairdryer stand so you can dry your hair hands free.
The Able Label Loves
We're here to help you grow in confidence to overcome dressing difficulties. Below are a selection of other amazing inclusive businesses we love that have created adaptive products and tools to help simplify your daily routine.
Hotter Shoes - Hotter understand that people come in different shapes and sizes, and that’s why their shoes do too with over 40 width and size combinations to give you the perfect fit.
Guide Beauty's innovative and accessible make-up tools
We do our best to keep prices on par with high street fashion brands without compromising on quality. However if you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, you can most likely shop VAT free across our store, making your fashion purchases even more affordable.
As all of our clothing has been specifically designed to make dressing easier, we've managed to secure VAT exemption on our product range. This means that anyone with a longterm disability or chronic illness can shop our products 20% off.
How does the Able Label Rewards programme work?
A simple way of rewarding your loyalty - for every £1 you spend, you will earn 5 points.
Once you hit 1000 points, you can start redeeming points!
We will load your account with 250 points to get you started and then top it up with every purchase.
1000 points = £10 voucher
2500 points = £25 voucher
5000 points = £50 voucher
Find out more over on our Rewards page.
Parkinson's UK is a fantastic charity and further resource for those living with or caring for those with Parkinson's.
There are many things you can do to maintain and improve your quality of life so read their guides full of support and advice over on their website.
If you'd like to chat with someone directly, see relevant Helpline details below:
0808 800 0303
The Parkinson’s UK helpline is a free and confidential service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Emails answered within 5 working days.
Text relay: 18001 0808 800 0303
Textphone number for textphone users only.