Buttoning and Zipping

This serves a number of meaningful goals.

Buttoning and Zipping

Having a person with dementia work with buttoning and unbuttoning, zipping and unzipping, serves a number of meaningful goals. This activity aids maintaining fine motor skills, and it provides a sense of accomplishment.  If a person can successfully button and unbutton, he or she can potentially put on their shirt independently.


Backpack with lots of zippers. and latches would be ideal.

A shirt for buttons.


Practice zipping and buttoning with your loved one.


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