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Assistive Devices and Activity Modifications

Practical tools, devices and strategies for easier living with ME/CFS and Long-COVID

With ME/CFS and Long-COVID, simply making it through the day can be a challenge. You may be limited by fatigue, weakness, brain fog, pain, dizziness and/or a limited amount of available energy for the day. 


But, even with a concerted effort to control and limit “must-do” activities, many of us still have work, chores or basic responsibilities to tackle. 

Each task or activity uses some of our limited energy and may also risk triggering specific symptoms (such as pain) or even a general crash.

Here, we take a look at devices and strategies that can help:

  • reduce the energy required for specific activities

  • make certain tasks or chores easier

  • decrease the likelihood of triggering individual symptoms or a general crash

  • help you stay within your daily energy envelope. 


Using the tools and tips here may help you to stabilize symptoms, regain some sense of control over your illness’s limitations, or even preserve some energy for priorities like hobbies or family.

Devices and Strategies to Make Living with ME/CFS and Long-COVID a Little Easier
  • Tracking your health

  • Energy management

  • Symptom management

  • Cooking

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Hobbies

  • Socializing

  • Illness-related groups

  • Position (sit/recline)

  • Sensory stimulation

  • Walking   

  • Car rides

  • Outings

  • Environment

  • Comfort

  • Self care

  • Washing/showering

  • Bathroom

  • Hair and shaving

  • Products

  • Note and reminders

  • Scheduling

  • Organization

  • Brain fog management

Devices and Strategies
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