Included in this section are a range of forearm supports and stabilisers that may assist with eating or drinking. These can be attached to a tray or table top and may help reduce tremor or uncontrolled movements during eating or drinking tasks.1
These products may also be used for other tasks such as writing, computing and personal care, eg shaving.
Eating systems are highly specialised pieces of equipment, and should only be used after an assessment and recommendation by a speech and language therapist or occupational therapist trained in their use. These systems should always be used with a carer or family member nearby due to the possible risk of choking.2
Weighted cuffs could also be used when eating or drinking if your tremor is making this difficult2.
Studies have shown that strategies such as...
... can be just as effective as equipment or used in combination with equipment when managing tremor3.
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