Multiple Sclerosis, Problems Observed in the Home: Part 3
Kitchen activities have become both difficult and unsafe for a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She demonstrates how weakness and loss of motor control interfere with her ability to prepare meals. What adaptive equipment might help her?
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