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5 Adaptive Utensils for Parkinson’s Disease

5 Adaptive Utensils for Parkinson’s Disease
Kevin Cleary

For those dealing with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, everyday activities such as eating may grow more difficult as the disease progresses. This includes the ability to use adaptive utensils for eating.  Health Products For You carries quality Parkinson's utensils that can make mealtime easier. 

Anatomy of Parkinson’s Disease 

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be devastating to an individual and their family.  

Exactly what is Parkinson’s Disease? It is a long-term degenerative disease of the central nervous system that currently has no cure. Parkinson’s affects each person differently and early symptoms may be mild or go unnoticed. Typically, this disease often starts with just one side of the body and may escalate and spread to both sides.  

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include: 

  • Tremors or shaking of the hands, arms, or legs 
  • Stiffness of the arms, legs, and trunk 
  • Slowed movement 
  • Poor balance/coordination 
  • Difficulty speaking 

Parkinson’s Disease involves certain nerve cells called neurons gradually breaking down or dying. Risk factors of developing Parkinson’s Disease include age, heredity, gender (men are at greater risk), or even exposure to toxins. Complications from Parkinson’s Disease are varied and include: 

Helpful Adaptive Eating Utensils: 

As Parkinson’s Disease affects the body, the need for adaptive aids may become necessary. The act of eating lunch or dinner can become difficult. HPFY carries name brand products designed to help make eating simpler. Some options include: 

1. Good Grips Weighted Utensils

These are ideal for someone suffering from Parkinson’s Disease or have limited hand control. Available in options such as forks, soup spoon, rocker knife, and teaspoon/tablespoon, the added weight and built-up handle of these weighted utensils for tremors provides more control. 

2. Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils

The elegant design of these utensils for Parkinson's is specifically designed to lessen tremors while being easy and comfortable to hold. These are FSA approved and are available in two options such as 8-ounce utensils and 12 ounces with longer handles. 

Good Grips Weighted Utensils

 

Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils

 

 

3. Weighted Utensil Set

For those that suffer tremors during eating, the additional weight helps stabilize hand and arm movements. The ergonomic structure fits comfortably in the hand and can be used in the left or right hand. 

4. Therafin EZ Grip Weighted Utensils

The non-slip handles of these utensils provide a sure grip and the additional weight adds resistance of movement for those with hand tremors. Each utensil weighs approximately 7 ounces and should be hand washed only. 

5. Adjustable Adaptive Eating Utensils

With the ability to change the weighted handle from 2-8 ounces to match their personal needs, these adaptive utensils can be used by those with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as arthritis and hand tremors. They are dishwasher safe up to 180° and can be easily bent for left- or right-hand use. 

Large Grip Weighted Dining Kit

 

Therafin EZ Grip Weighted Utensils

 

Vive Adaptive Utensil Set

 

 

Parkinson’s Disease can be a huge obstacle for every day chores as this disease progresses. Being able to find adaptive technology advanced aids that can help make everyday life just a little easier can be a huge benefit. There are several options available on HPFY to help maintain independence and quality of life. 

 

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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New ...

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