10 Types of Assistive Devices for Parkinson's Disease

1. Cooking Tools

PD itself or medication side effects can cause trembling, twisting, or writhing movements that turn the kitchen into a danger zone. Rocker knives, which have rounded blades used in a rocking motion, can make cutting safer. Electric models of can openers, vegetable peelers, and scissors may be easier to use than manual ones.

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Medically Reviewed By: Chang, Alice MD

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-04-20


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Parkinson's disease only affects older adults.