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Make Your Home Work for You When You Have MS

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What Changes Can I Make? continued...

Shopping

  • Call ahead to make sure the store has the item you need.
  • Ask to reserve a wheelchair or tri-wheel cart if you aren't planning to bring your own.
  • Call a taxi, or ask a friend or family member to drive you.

Other Tips

  • Always keep emergency numbers where you can get to them easily. Pre-set them on your phone.
  • Use telephones with oversized buttons.
  • Remove throw rugs to avoid slipping or tripping.
  • Make your home as comfortable and cozy as possible. Use soothing colors to decorate, and buy scented candles or potpourri in fragrances that relax you. Keep photos and music around that lift your spirits.
  • Make sure the temperature is right for you.

The more comfy and uplifting your home is, the more positive your attitude will be.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Richard Senelick, MD on May 30, 2015
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