Adaptive Clothing Steps Up its Game

Older hands and those who suffer from Arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis may not find buttoning shirts or tying ties an easy task but with the help of adaptive clothing,  seniors and disabled adults needn’t give up on dressing well.

A clothing company, grown out of wife’s solution to her husband’s difficulty fastening buttons following an early age diagnosis of P.D., has found a solution to a problem many seniors and disabled adults face each day.  The shirts, developed by Maura Horton for both men and women, are magnetically infused to close in the front but to all appearances look like a regular dress shirt.  MagnaReady also manufactures a pre-tied zipper tie to complete the look.

More than one million Americans are currently living with Parkinson’s Disease and 50 million people in the U.S.  suffer from arthritis; both of which make dressing independently a daily challenge.

More clothing manufacturers are responding to the needs of disabled people and the elderly who find tying their shoes or fastening buttons a real challenge.  Nike recently released a new sneaker that uses a zipper closure which unwraps around the ankle, allowing ease of access and fastening as well as good support.

To learn more about MagnaReady’s stress free dress shirts visit the company website at

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