Assistive Eating Devices for Parkinson's
With the holidays fast approaching, many Parkinson’s individuals can be anxious about festive meals with the family. Hand tremors or weakness can make holding utensils and making the necessary hand and arm movements almost impossible. It is not only irritating and embarrassing but can keep them isolated from friends and family during these special times.
However, adaptive utensils, plates, and cups can make it easier to eat so mealtime is more enjoyable and Parkinson’s individuals can focus on family and friends rather than their tremors.
Below are just a few helpful adaptive utensils and dinnerware recommendations.
Plates and Bowls
Mug with Handles
In the Kitchen
If you’re the one hosting a holiday meal, there are some great tools to make the cooking process a little bit easier and safer.
Adaptive Cutting Board
Automatic Jar Opener
Automatic Can Opener
There are a variety of mealtime assistive devices that are available. If you’re not sure which might be the best for you, talk to your doctor and/or occupational therapist.