101 Hints to "Help-with-Ease" for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

  1. Check out:101 Hints to "Help-with-Ease" for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease
    A Do-It-Yourself Owner's Guide published by MDA

    A king-size satin pillow case is an excellent aid to use as a drawsheet for transfer or turning in bed.

    Football receiver gloves afford a better grip on the handrail when climbing or descending stairs.

    Use baby wipes instead of toilet tissue. They are easier to hold and you feel (and are) cleaner when you finish using them.

    A piece of semi-flexible plastic (like that used to make small pocket rulers) can be employed to fold toilet tissue for use. The tissue is wrapped around two-thirds of the length of the plastic (no sharp edges please), and the remainder used as an extension handle. Another way to provide an extension for cleaning yourself with toilet paper is to wrap the tissue around the working end of a pair of ordinary kitchen tongs http://www.mdausa.org/publications/101hints/
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  3. by   suzannasue
    Thanks for the useful information...have e-mailed the page to my daughter..her mother-in-law diagnosed with a genetic neuromuscular syndrome...
  4. by   thatldo
    Thanks Karen, wonderful tips!