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Built-Up Handle For Toothbrush

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enlarge the handle of a toothbrush for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. The handle of a toothbrush can be enlarged and equipped with a softer surface using a piece of terry cloth or a washcloth. To do so, fold the cloth into a rectangle with a short side slightly shorter than the toothbrush handle and wrap the cloth around the handle. Secure the padding with two rubber bands or elastic ponytail holders. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Built-up Handles for Hairbrush and Toothbrush. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p 9-10. PAGES (including cover) 3. 1997.

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