Here’s a solution to a delicate problem: the Stand Aid PTA, or power-toilet assist. Several of our members have raved to us about this “life-changing invention” that restores independence and dignity to those whose weakening muscles make it challenging to rise from a toilet seat after answering nature’s call. According to the company’s website, “The… Read More »
It makes living easier for everyone by Jane Earl, Madison, Wisconsin I am 66 years old, with FSH muscular dystrophy, and live with my 82-year-old husband, Tony Earl, in a high-rise condominium in downtown Madison, WI. I anticipate having to transition from a walker and scooter to an automated wheelchair in the future. So, when… Read More »
Check out this video by an occupational therapist demonstrating a variety of ways to get up off the floor after a fall. These require having some strength and might not work for everyone, but knowing these tricks could come in handy.
Eye dryness during the night is a chronic complaint for those who can’t close their eyelids fully, as is often the case for people with FSH muscular dystrophy. One solution from the grocery store aisle is to use Glad Press & Seal as a self-adhesive mask that holds eye ointment and moisture in place. For… Read More »
Here’s a handy tip from Diana N: I was interested to read the Press’n Seal idea for stopping dry-eye. I don’t have that problem, but most of my face (except my eyes) is completely non-functional, especially my lower lip. This means that it usually droops and at night my gums dry out and get inflamed…. Read More »