You tend to become less active after you develop arthritis. You don't want to, but some days, pain dictates the events of the day. If you love to read, books will become more your companions than ever before.
Even reading, a relatively sedentary activity, can wreak havoc on painful joints though. If you have sore fingers, wrists, elbows, or shoulders, it may be hard to hold a book for any length of time. You may choose to read in bed on a regular basis -- but your neck and shoulders might scream from the position they must maintain. There are reading aids, though, that will help keep reading a pleasureable activity.
If you find holding a book open to be awkward or difficult, Book Buddy does that for you. "Simply lay your open book upon it and slip the rod under the hook. To turn the page, just unhook, then reattach. That's all there is to it," according to the manufacturer.
This bookholder helps you set your book into an ergonomic position. No more neck and back strain.
A reading light to maximize the experience.
Hold your book with this lap desk. Has generous dimensions, a sleek feel, curved shape, and a comfortable pillow that attaches securely with Velcro strips.
Holds book in upright position for hands-free reading. Folds flat for storage. Pegs hold book to the base.
Handy item that serves as a page mark and as a dictionary. No more jumping up to get the dictionary.
Book stand with five adjustable angle positions and four non-slip padded feet.