What tools are useful for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) creates many random difficulties in the course of everyday life. People with ALS will have unexpected difficulties manipulating the objects around them in a normal way. Three pieces of technology can be helpful in performing general everyday functions. A universal cuff straps onto the hand and makes it easier to carry objects without gripping them. A wrist brace can help to stabilize the hands generally (a therapist should be consulted about using these). Finally, a reacher - a metal pole with claws at the end - is universally useful for picking up objects at a distance.

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