Shopping Tips for Stroke Survivors

Updated:Mar 6,2015

Excerpted from "How To Reduce Frustration At The Grocery Store", Stroke Connection November/December 2003 (Last science update March 2013)

How To Reduce Frustration At The Grocery Store

  • 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 informs him of your speech or money-handling difficulties.
Additional tips for daily activities:
This content was last reviewed on 03/18/2013.