PD rigidity and tremor may make it difficult to handle toothbrushes, razors and hairdryers. Here are a few tips that may help:
- Sit down to brush your teeth, shave, or dry your hair as it prevents you from falling and helps you conserve energy.
- If your shoulders get tired, prop your elbows on the vanity or sink when you shave, comb your hair or use a hairdryer.
- Use an electric razor.
- Use an electric toothbrush
- Use a hands-free hairdryer that can be mounted on a vanity.
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Medical content reviewed by: Nina Browner, MD—Medical Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina and by Fernando Pagan, MD—Medical Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.