Tips to make reading and writing easier
If gripping books or pens makes your hands and wrists painful, these tips may be useful:
- Look for a pen that has a chunky grip which is easy to hold.
- Try resting your book or newspaper in your lap or on a table to avoid straining your fingers.
- Rest a book on a beanbag, lap tray or book rest.
E-readers and tablets
Many books and magazines are available digitally on e-readers or tablet computers. Some models are very light, so they may be easier to hold than a book, and you may be able to buy covers that double as stands so you don’t have to hold them at all.
Certain models also let you borrow e-books from your local library. Check this with the retailer if you’re unsure.