What are activities-of-daily-living aids for the treatment of middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Activities-of-daily-livingaids are designed to maximize functional independence with basic daily tasks such as feeding, dressing, and grooming. Basic devices for assistance with meals are built-up silverware handles to assist with grip and plate guards to assist with loading food onto the utensil. A patient with poor proximal shoulder strength can be set up in a deltoid aide apparatus to assist with self-feeding. Multiple assistive aides are available for dressing including, sock aides, button aides, reachers, long-handle shoe horns, and elasticized shoe laces, to name a few.

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