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What gadgets can I use to make my life easier with multiple sclerosis?

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Here are some tips designed to put your tech to good use:

  • Put a fan at your desk to keep cool while you work.
  • Get a motorized scooter to make shopping easier.
  • Put hand controls in your car so you can speed up and apply the brakes without using your feet.
  • Use electric can openers and forks and knives with easy-grip handles.
  • Wear a cooling vest when you go outside in the summer.
  • Wear lightweight shoes with good tread to avoid falling while you're out for walk.

From: Tips for Living With MS WebMD Medical Reference

Sumowski, J.   June 2010. Neurology,

National MS Society: "Fatigue," "Food for Thought," "Nutrition," "Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS," "Maintain Good Nutrition!" "Prepare Your Own Meals," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Heat sensitivity."

National Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 3, 2019

Sumowski, J.   June 2010. Neurology,

National MS Society: "Fatigue," "Food for Thought," "Nutrition," "Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS," "Maintain Good Nutrition!" "Prepare Your Own Meals," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Heat sensitivity."

National Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 3, 2019

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