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The Arthritis Foundation

By either performing or aiding in the completion of a task, assistive devices can help you to conserve personal energy and protect your joints. If you are experiencing difficulty with daily activities such as dressing, bathing, cleaning, cooking, shopping, or other things, ask your doctor or a local occupational therapist about the different types of assistive devices that may be available to help you. Assistive devices are informally defined as anything that can assist in the completion of a task, and can include anything from a simple device that helps you to pick up clothing from the floor, to a voice operated computer. There are millions of products available. Click on the links below to learn about some simple devices that may be able to help you with the activities described in this web site. Most of these devices are commercially available, however some devices, such as the ones used for dressing may need to be obtained from a full service pharmacy, special supplier, or through an occupational therapist. If so, these devices will be denoted by two red stars (**).

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