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What changes should I make to my kitchen if I have multiple sclerosis?

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Save your energy when preparing food. Use stools or chairs that are high enough to let you sit at your countertop while you cook or use the sink. You can reduce your meal prep time by using a food processor, blender, or microwave oven.

Look for kitchen aids that make preparing meals easier and safer. Get non-skid mats for counters so your bowls and cutting board won't slide around. You can also buy lightweight cookware that's easy to pick up and carry from the stove to the counter.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Multiple Sclerosis: Preventing Falls."

Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado: "Environmental Adaptation Considerations."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Accessible Home: 10 Tips for Coming and Going."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National MS Society: "Assistance for Adaptive Equipment," "At Home with MS: Adapting Your Environment," "Increasing Accessibility."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Multiple Sclerosis: Preventing Falls."

Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado: "Environmental Adaptation Considerations."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Accessible Home: 10 Tips for Coming and Going."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National MS Society: "Assistance for Adaptive Equipment," "At Home with MS: Adapting Your Environment," "Increasing Accessibility."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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