Many of us MS Patients have fine motor skill issues with our hands and fingers making daily tasks a little more difficult than they should be. One task in particular that used to drive me nuts when my fingers grew limp was buttoning my clothing! I eventually learned this little trick after I no longer needed it but I wanted to go ahead and share it with everyone since it can really reduce a lot of stress! I am going to show you how to make and use a buttoning aid using common household objects so that you can avoid spending $10.00-$20.00 for one like below or that you can have something to use while you wait for your actual button aid in the mail! Click on the picture below to be redirected to the website for purchase or scroll down towards the bottom where I will provide a few more links to some others that I have found online!
loop rather than a hook because the
hook had a tendency to snag!
See the creation process
bellow the following method!
The loop at the end should allow you to simply pull your tool
straight through unlike using a hook!
(Updated for Loop instead of Hook)
Bend inhald forming a loop at one end large enough to maybe fit your
index finger into, It needs to be able to fit over a button.
This is good if you are just going through some kind of flair up and want something to help you right at this moment and don’t have time to order an actual buttoning aid online. You can find them for decent prices, I have seen one for $5.00 USD but I am not sure how much shipping is or how long it will last. Do a Google search for “Button Aid” or check out a few of the links below! Hope this helps! If you can’t buy one you should at least be able to scrap up some of the above materials to make one yourself, better than nothing!