Over the twenty-four years I’ve lived with essential tremor, I’ve found ways to deal with the annoying eating and drinking problems caused by tremors. I’d like to share them with you.
Tall drinking glasses are like me: top-heavy. They are easy to tip over. Using wide, bottom-weighted drinking glasses has saved me from spilling drinks more times than I can count. You can ask a waiter for a low ball glass like the one on the left below at a restaurant.
Heavy knives, forks and spoons are easier to handle. Their weight means they don’t respond as much to hand tremors. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. I found what I needed advertised to help arthritis sufferers. The utensils in the picture below, Oxo Good Grips, with broad slightly weighted handles, have helped counteract my tremor and made eating easier. I found them online under “aids for arthritis.” I wonder if a wrist weight would help as well.
Please add your tips on this or other issues. Help with handwriting for a person with hand tremors is something I’d like to read. Post it on this blog.
ET Support Group Member and Volunteer