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Date: 21.12.2009
From: Jane

Subject: Kitchen and Garden Aids

I am looking to help my 86 yr old nana out with some kitchen/garden aids but not sure which ones is the best. she tired some straps to open jars but they are still really hard for her to use. She has very swollen wrists which are quite deformed. She was going to have an operation but they found she had a heart problem so can't have it anymore which is getting her down. She used to be a cookery teacher and was an amazing cook but now I am worried she is loosing confidence because she can't cook very well. Also I had to cut up her dinner for her and I think with the right equipment would be possible for her to do. I am trying to help her to learn how to use the internet too. Can anyone recommend any good ideas? Thank you so much.
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Date: 21.12.2009
From: shaz

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

hi jane i have problems with my hands and wrists
and have bought special cutlery that helps with cutting food up and chopping if you look on any internet site for aids and adaptions you will find them or contact any occupational therapists they will helpas for opening jars and bottles have you seen that new gadget that they adveirtising on tv at mimute for opening jars one touch they sell it in matalan if theres one near you also in asda i got one and found it to be brill lot better then the under cupboard type or the rubber cone theres also a one touch can opener that you can buy but all these things are not cheap so maybe you can suggest that people buy then for your nan as gifts hope this helps lol shaz
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Date: 21.12.2009
From: jane

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

thank you so much for your reply. i was thinking of getting an opener as I know that she has problems with this. thanks again
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Date: 23.12.2009
From: jill

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

I want one of those Openers too.....but I thwack my fella if he buys me one for xmas prezz lololol, years ago, my bro bought his wife a friggging new Hoooover!!!! u can imagine what she did with the wand that u hoover the stairs with!!! lol....apparently she had been needing one, so u he did that, in the passt he bought her a new frying pan too!!!! expensive one mine, but blimey, not for Crimbo...lolol
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Date: 29.12.2009
From: sandra lowe

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

hi jane dont know what kind of cooking your nana cant do but i love baking so had to get a electric mixer for making sponges ,pastryor scone, and a electric knife for cutting bread or meats so hopefully that might be a help
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Date: 30.12.2009
From: valh:-)

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

got one of the openers there couple of types but get the one that has no sharp edges mine like that and great stand it on top press button and around it goes while i do something else . love elec knife as well when we go out get new gadget as helps me cope and not keep saying open this open that. does your nan have some one to cook for if only u it does not seem worth the bother so get her to cook for u and be there to share it with her makes a lot of difference
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Date: 04.01.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

Ok anyone got any suggestions with cups.....what i mena by that is, my neck is so painful, that I cant bend my neck to drink from the cup, expecially in the morning, and sometimes(mostly i guess) cant even hold a full cup up to my mouth as the cup feel too heavy(lol can hear what ya saying, Dont fill it up then LOL, have just half), seriously tho, its lieterally a pain in the neck and shoulders(know i have impingement again) but my fella brings me a coffee in the morning, awww I hear u all saying lol, fab i know, but I cant even drink it, due to my neck, and tryin g to lower my neck down to drink it is so difficult.... wish there was something out there, guess once ive had my ops, il be back to normal.......I hope....ps i have to drink my cofffeee hot, black, so cant drink thru a straw, never liked doing tht with a hot drink....
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Date: 04.01.2010
From: sandra lowe

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

hi jill i know this sounds crazy but what about one of them beakers for children with the lid with a spout, we call them here in ireland a tippie cup but you can get a bigger one thats a beaker size,hope that might be a help til you get your ops
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Date: 05.01.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

Sandra Hi there, U r amazzzzzzzzzzzing, didnt think of that, and yes I know that cup.......want a Pink one lolol... all the gals on here will want one now lol..... will look into that, actually even the baby ones wld be good, only ever drink half cup anyway.....but the bigger the better, wont have to stretch so far....thanks again xx ps, do u think I wld taste the Palstic if i have a Hot drink?? still worth a try I guess. Jill x
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Date: 05.01.2010
From: valh:-)

Subject: Re: Kitchen and Garden Aids

they do some china ones in mobility shops but cost quite a lot lol kids better price
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Date: 05.01.2010
From: Lynne

Subject: Kitchen and Garden Aids

Hi All
Try the website Funky Arthur they have a lot of aids for arthritis sufferers and most of them are in funky colours too
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