Anti-spill cups: Is there a safe coffee cup for someone who has tremors?
Is there a safe coffee cup for someone who has tremors?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
There are a number of devices designed to help people with hand tremor conditions drink more easily and safely. Below are direct links to some examples of products you may want to explore:
- GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Camp Cup (at Mountain Equipment Co-Op) is a travel mug that is in the shape of a regular coffee cup. This product, which has a fitted lid to keep it from spilling, costs about $20 (Cdn). Visit the Mountain Equipment Co-Op website to view their wide selection of travel mugs.
- Drive Medical Lifestyle 2-Handle Cup (at Macdonald’s Home Health Care) is specifically designed to help people who have tremor conditions. This product, which costs about $20 (Cdn), features an anti-splash lid and spout to avoid potential hot beverage burns or spills. It can also be purchased online from Walmart Canada.
- Weighted Insulated Mug (at CaregiverProducts.com) is a weighted mug with a lid that helps to stabilize hand tremors. This product is available from a U.S. retailer and costs about $20 (U.S.), plus an additional shipping fee.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.