Button Hooker Recommendation

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lovinglife

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Hi- I am shopping for my mom for a button hooker (mainly for her jeans and pants) and I read the post mentioning Sammons Preston. I was looking at their website and they have a couple different versions. I can call the company and ask more detail, but is one version better than the other- from your personal experience? I saw one was hand held (wand version) and the other goes over your hand with a band. My mom has bulbar ALS, but she is starting to loose strength in her hands. She seems to drop stuff quite a bit. I was thinking of ordering her a couple of things so it would be one less thing for her to worry about- And if you recommend any other helpful tools please let me know.
Thanks so much!
 

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hey there,
After you have a few more posts, you should be able to private message me and I have some info for you on the button-holer things
-b
 

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I would love to know more about button hookers too. I don't mind helping my mum with her buttons/zips but I can see she much prefer to do it herself with some help. So if it makes her happy, I would love to get her one of those too. :)
 

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Brenda I'll fix it so you can PM her now. She'll be able to do them as well.

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thanks Al,
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I am not sure about button helpers but what I did for my husband was put key ring holders on all his zippers and this helps him pull up and down his pants.
 

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button hooks

Hello, We changed buttons to velcro fasteners and they worked well for quite a while. Hope this helps.
 

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Info on the Button Hooker

Hi- Sorry I'm just getting a chance to get back on the forum. Well actually I've just recovered from an illness, but it was nothing compared to what this forum is about. Brenda I would love your input as there were a couple options to choose from. You may have sent me an email, but I double checked and didn't see one- so it could be floating around in cyberspace. Thanks!
 

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Pocket Dresser

Hi,

I just got the Pocket Dresser from Sammons Preston. It looks sort of like a Swiss Army Knife with button hooks, zipper pull and more that pull out easily. My husband thinks it is great!

Lynn
CALS diagnosed 08/08
 

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hey lovinglife,
I thought I had send you an email too, but the ice has crashed so much stuff here, I can't find it.
Actually , the things I have are not very user friendly, in my opinion. If you want me to send you one, just let me know,
take care,
-b
 
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