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Adaptive Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Products for simpler living

Adaptive living products may help in maintaining independence and improving quality of life. There are many products available to make life a little simpler. Many of the products are helpful for those who experience tremor.

  • Compression hosiery help with restless leg.
  • Adaptive clothing including slip-on shoes, elasticized trousers and skirts and Velcro fastening make dressing easier.
  • Weighted utensils help stabilize movement and simplify eating.
  • U-Step walkers with laser lights provide a bright red laser line that can increase stride length, break freezing patterns, and enhance mobility.
  • Transfer chairs and wheelchairs.

Home Modifications make life easier

Adapt your environment to your needs. With the installation of equipment and modification of standard home features you can overcome barriers and remain living safely in your home for a longer period of time. Possibilities include:

  • Ramps
  • Elevators
  • Door hinges that provide a few extra inches
  • Lift systems
  • Elevators
  • Barrier free bathrooms including “roll-in” showers
  • Lower counter tops
  • Grab bars

Communication

Individuals with Parkinson’s may experience issues with their voice, including softness of voice and tremors. Additionally, they may have difficulties with small, illegible handwriting. The following products may be useful to enhance communication efforts.

  • Voice amplifiers – boost voice volume so others can hear you.
  • Voice recognition computer software – may help with written communication.

Resources

Adaptive Equipment
YouCanToocan – clothing, utensils, mobility aids, low vision & hearing and more
GoodHealthwill  – low priced used medical equipment
In-Step Mobility Products – U-Step Walkers

Home Modifications
Accessible Systems - Home modifications
Home Builders Foundation – Home modifications for individuals needing financial assistance.

General Resources for Adaptive Living
Accessible Denver 

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