I am typing this article from the perspective of an adult with the use of only my index fingers. How do you use a fork or spoon? Well you probably grab it with your hand and strategically position it close to your mouth. Most of us depend on the stability of our hands and the dexterity of our fingers to eat our meals. For people who have issues with the use of their hands or fingers, they now have adaptive utensils to choose from. For people with missing or paralyzed hands, arms or fingers, adaptive utensils are more than a convenience tool. Adaptive utensils are necessary to help them eat, drink and do just about anything they need to do in a day. The good news is, there are now many adaptive utensils available that improve the quality of life for many. This is good news for the elderly who also have issues with the use of their hands and fingers.