Dycem can make life a lot easier. It is a non-skid surface that can be used to prevent items from slipping and sliding. It often comes in a roll, but is also available in individual place mat sizes. Place Dycem under items like cups, plates, and measuring cups to prevent sliding while using. A roll costs around $30 and can be purchased at online sites such as Maxi Aids.com. Individual place mat sizes are available at Independent Living Aids.com and cost around $12.