Turning In Your Car Keys Knowing When To Do It When Parkinsons Interferes

With better medicine and technologies, people are living longer. That means, there are more and more older people on the roads behind the wheel of a car. While people are living longer, they are living longer with illnesses or chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease. The question is – what...

Medical Tests To Take To Rule Out Other Conditions Before A Pd Diagnosis

Traveling that diagnosis road to Parkinson’s disease may take a while. The reason? There are other conditions that mimic the symptoms of Parkinson’s like the telltale tremors and shaking and even affected balance and gait. The problem is that there is no definitive test that says, “Yes you...

Individuals With Parkinson

We all need to sleep so that our bodies can heal and renew itself. Parkinson’s disease can affect a person’s ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. The disrupted sleep patterns can create the symptoms of being fatigued. Factors that may influence the quality of sleep are having vivid dreams,...

Managing Parkinsons Disease

The degenerative disorder of the central nervous system known as Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects the motor skills and speech of the patient diagnosed with it. The disease is characterized by tremors, slowing of physical movements, muscle rigidity and also loss of physical movement. There is no cure...

Your Surgical Options For Treating The Symptoms Of Parkinson

As there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, the main treatment has been medications like levodopa and dopamine agonists to control the symptoms. Many patients find that quality of life improves once they start on a specific drug treatment. However, when the disease progresses far beyond what...

Advice For Pd Sufferers And Their Caregivers

Getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have quite an impact, not only on the person’s life but that of their loved ones, friends and co-workers. For the most part, it is a family member or close personal friend that oversees the caregiver role when they become disabled with the...

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors for Parkinson’s that people should be aware of, they include age because the risk for Parkinson’s increases with age. The average age for someone to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is 65. Heredity is another risk factor for Parkinson’s. If you...

Can Poor Sense Of Smell Be A Precursor To Parkinsons

An impaired sense of smell may end up being an important telltale sign of Parkinson’s disease. There is a lot of evidence still being studied that point to the fact that a diminished sense of smell (called hyposmia) or total loss of smell (called anosmia) may show up in the earliest stages of the...

Caring For The Parkinson

Approximately 90% of Parkinson’s patients live at home with their families or other caregivers. Despite the disease, patients can live at home in relative comfort when the family members understand the disease and can help make adjustments. It is easier for the patient to adapt to the fact that the...

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Parkinson

There are usually a lot of questions, especially when someone is newly diagnosed. This is true about any disease. When the disease is a chronic or progressive disease this is particularly true and Parkinson’s is both a chronic disease and a progressive disease. One commonly asked question is regarding...
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