For the last, well, awhile I've been doing rehab (physical, speech, occupational, and talk therapies) and living with a life-altering brain illness. The following lists are things I've found to be helpful...because to be honest: I've tried a lot of stuff to make life a little easier.
I try to keep these lists updated as much as possible. Here you'll find Helpful links, Assistive Devices (mostly related to my disabilities), and Invisible BFF Stuff (stuff that's made my life a little easier that's not disability-specific).
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Whatever assistive/adaptive device you need right now--work it!
Sometimes stuff is hard to hold onto like I used to, so I have these weighted utensils. (I have yet to re-try chopsticks and have a feeling they'd be a mess...so) Also bowls...on bowls on bowls. Ok nothing against plates but usually they're the worst. When all you want is a TV dinner because sitting up at the table makes you want to cry, a bowl is where it's at. It makes spooning or forking a relative breeze! I also use my rollator a ton in the kitchen as a cart #themoreyouknow.
You're young, at least younger than the average cane user likely, and having some bling is never a bad idea. Heck, take out that semi-agist remark and I'll say that to everyone! A little bling is never a bad idea. What constitutes your bling may not be the same as someone else's--and that's the awesome part, right? Whether your cane is pimp, bling, or John Mc, it's really all about how you own it. I like this cane for indoor use because of grip and stability, and this Switch Stick cane (that comes in a ton of patterns and colors!) for going out, feeling fancy, and because it collapses so it's great for travel.
Read: a badass rollator. No really, think of your walker/rollator or other assistive device as your 'visible BFF' and reflects you as much as what you wear. Jazz it up with stickers and accessories, because we're fudging worth it. This bad boy is my ride or die, my sunshine on a cloudy day, my partner in crime...I use it so much and I'm really happy with the design and functionality. It's available in a few cute colors too (mine is white) check it out: Drive Nitro Rollator. There's petite, and tall as well so pay close attention to sizes.
If you need to use orthotics, and it's available to you, customize it! My ankle foot orthotic (AFO) came with lots of choices. Ultimately I chose a purple skull & crossbones motif, and I'm infinitely happy with it.
Not disability specific, yay!, and in no particular order (sorry)...