When most people learn a loved one has arthritis, they sympathise about the major changes needed to lifestyle, work and relationships. But often this can be dealt with. It’s the day-to-day lifestyle changes that really impair the sufferer. Tasks that they used to put no thought into, such as reading a favourite book or putting on their socks, now need a lot of effort and frustration. During this incredibly uncomfortable time, the best chance one has is to find aids that at the very least give life a sense of normality. These aids were made with the person with arthritis or their loved one in mind.
Health, Leisure and Exercise Aids
You can still enjoy your life with arthritis. The aim should be to learn how to have fun without stressing your joints. With this in mind, here are four useful aids. [row ]
If you miss getting comfortable on a couch with a book, this aid is perfect for you. The Book Seat allows you to read with ease while giving the book a snug little seat to rest on. And you don’t need to be limited by where this seat can go – it adjusts to any surface or angle. So whether your book nook is a hammock, old couch or even a beach, the book seat offers flexibility.
These gloves are an absolute must for those with arthritis of the hands. The Arthritis Gloves relieve aches, pains and stiffness allowing you to be at ease. They’re also made of soft and breathable cotton that maintains its elasticity over time.
If you’re struggling with limited dexterity, using scissors may seem out of the question. However this is not the case with Easi Grip Scissors. These extremely lightweight scissors cut with only a gentle squeeze.
Boost your circulation, even when you’re sitting watching television, with an inflatable exerciser such as the Aircycle. Designed to exercise your legs and feet, fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders when sitting for long periods, the Aircycle boosts circulation and allows you to gently exercise from the comfort of your chair.
Comfort and Dressing Aids
You do not need to be housebound just because dressing is now more challenging than it used to be. These comfort and dressing aids exist to help you live independently and live the same life you used to. Including wearing the same socks as in the past. [row ]
If bending and reaching to the foot is difficult, it’s all too easy to give up putting on socks or stockings. In winter this could result in people just staying indoors to avoid the sock struggle. The Sock & Stocking Aid exists so that you don’t need to throw away your socks and social life. Feed the sock or stocking onto the aid then pull up and you’re done.