Shopping Tips for Stroke Survivors

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Everyday chores can be stressful after a stroke, and trips to the grocery store are no exception. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Shop when the store isn’t too busy.
  • Take your own cloth shopping bag with handles to collect items as you go.
  • Wear a glove that will give you a firm grip on bottles (or only buy things in plastic containers).
  • Use the cart handles to help with balance.
  • Hand the checkout clerk a card that lets him or her know you have speech or money-handling difficulties.

Many survivors experience trouble swallowing after their stroke.

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