Harvard Health Letter

Tools to make your life easier

Many tools can assist people with everyday activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, cooking, and taking medications. Helpful eating tools including weighted or curved eating utensils and skid-control bowls with high sides and rubber bottoms. Helpful cooking tools include jar openers and one-handed cutting boards. A long-handled tool with pinchers at the end allows users to grab something that’s out of reach. Long-handled and curved versions of hairbrushes and combs, toenail clippers, and shoehorns are helpful for personal grooming. And pillboxes, journals, and automatic pill dispensers help keep users on their medication regimens.
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