Consider these shopping suggestions from the Arthritis Foundation...

Avoid products that are difficult to grasp or require twisting to open and close.

Example: Levers are better than knobs.

Seek out lightweight products, especially cookware, cooking utensils and cleaning tools.

Buy products, such as shoulder bags, that are shaped so that they can be carried close to the body, reducing pressure on arms, hands and back.

Choose products that have texture.

Example: Drinking glasses that have bumpy exterior surfaces.

Simplicity counts. Products that have intricate pieces are harder to use, clean and store.

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