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Tremor, slowed movements, muscle stiffness, postural instability, and swallowing problems: When the body no longer wants to obey due to changes in the central nervous system, people affected by Parkinson’s tend to use avoidance strategies and often choose isolation out of shame. Simple movements such as peel fruits and vegetables or spread bread can no longer be done alone. Helplessness overshadows enjoyment and joy.

Relatives often try to relieve the sick person of as much as possible and support them with large and small tasks – starting with greasing bread. However, activities of daily life such as food preparation should be trained for as long as possible and thus maintained. Eating aids with inconspicuous tricks enable independent eating for a long time and sustainable independence and thus activate those affected without stigmatizing them.

There are a number of ways to help Parkinson’s patients eat and with which they do not have to forego the ability to prepare meals independently.

For instance, with a non-slip dining board with raised edges people with Parkinson’s can spread bread with just one hand. The bread can be placed on the two raised edges of the board without it slipping away. Such a dining board usually contains anti-slip nubs or suction cups on the bottom, which provide additional safety.

There are also corresponding preparation aids that can be adapted to non-slip eating boards. Small skewers on the board on which fruit, vegetables or a slice of bread can be attached allow people with Parkinson’s to safely peel vegetables or spread bread with just one hand.

This means nothing can slip – such a dining board is a great one-handed kitchen helper.

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