Eating is important to maintain good health, especially if you have been losing weight due to illness. But, sometimes conditions such as peripheral neuropathy or arthritis creates a barrier that leads to frustration.
I gradually began to have a hard time grasping my everyday forks and spoons; and sometimes dropped them. I learned that I could use my entire fist to hold them, but then I had to put up with shocked stares from my husband. (I told him not to even say one word!) So, I started looking around for something with a bigger handle that I could hold with my hand weakness and grasping difficulties.
I found Good Grips Utensils with their bendable neck, chubby and non-slip handles. They even have a matching rocker knife so you can once again cut your own food. In the process I also came across Dining with Dignity's products that are more like regular silverware with rings to slip your fingers through. Those with the most severe limitations, or who need something that blends in during business meals may prefer the latter.
My goal is to share my lessons learned and make it easier for individuals to find these tools a little earlier. If you like any of my considerations, including the utensils featured in this post, please share them with others on your social channels.
Bon Appétit, as we say down in Louisiana!