5 Tips for an MS-Friendly Home
- by Teva's Lift MS® Team
- January 09, 2017
Life throws some curveballs, and as you are learning to live with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, you might get a few more curveballs than expected. Teva’s Patient Advocate, SueAnn, explained it best when she said, “My life didn’t stop when I was diagnosed, but rather began again when I found my new normal." Patient advocates are compensated by Teva Neuroscience, Inc. We want to support you while you face your MS challenges head-on and find your new "normal" with these Lift MS® Tips and Tricks.
Previously, we’ve discussed ways to make day-to-day life a little bit easier, given you tips to help with cognitive changes, and created a few video tips on the Lift MS® Facebook page. This time, we’re focusing on little things you can do around your home to give yourself a "Lift". Let us know if you’ve tried these tips or plan on trying them out by leaving a comment below!
- Hang it up. Hang cooking utensils with holes on hooks or attach metal utensils to a magnetic strip to make them easier to grab when you’re in the kitchen. This will help you stay organized when preparing your meals.
- Save time cooking. Consider making more meals in the slow cooker or microwave to save time. We have a great recipe for slow cooker chili if you are looking for something new.
- Let them in. Let guests into your home by opening the garage door via a remote opener. That way, you don’t have to worry about going to the door every time someone new arrives.
- Make a plan. Decide what you’re going to eat for the week and then write it down. By planning your meals, you can save time by only making one trip to the grocery store or calling in one order to your grocery delivery service. Making a double batch of your favorite meal is a great way to save time preparing dinner down the road!
- Stay grounded. Make your shower safer by placing non-slip material, such as decals, on the floor. The floor of your shower or bath can get pretty slippery, and this may help reduce the risk of falls.
- Take a seat. Is cooking taking longer than expected? Grab a stool and take a break whenever you need to! It’s a great way to take a load off while making your favorite meals.
We hope you are able to use some of these Tips and Tricks in your daily life. Let us know if you have a tip you’d like to share by leaving us a comment. We might feature it in a future blog post!
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COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.