Maintaining Independence While Still Seeking Help For Parkinsons

Parkinson’s may not be a fatal disease but it does have the power to take the wind out of your sails. As the disease progresses, you will find that your mobility is not as good, fine motor skills such as writing and brushing your teeth are harder to accomplish and walking becomes something of a...

Interesting Facts About Parkinson

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive and chronic disease that appears when neurons in the brain have degenerated. These neurons are in the region of the brain that control movement which is why many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s have to do with bodily movement such as a trembling or...

Be A Proactive Parkinsons Patient Instead Of A Martyr

While you need to rely on your doctor for advice on treatment, therapy, medications and lifestyle changes, you are also responsible for yourself as well. Being proactive with a disease like Parkinson’s is important because your doctor and therapist cannot be with you 24/7 to handle life’s...

Treatment Options For Parkinson

Current treatments for Parkinson’s can help patients manage symptoms and stay active longer and improve the quality of their life. Treatment options usually include medication, surgery, a rehabilitation program or possible clinical research trails. The first step in treatment is accurately giving your...

Medications Used To Treat Parkinson

Medication is only part of the possible treatment plans for Parkinson’s disease. There are over-the-counter and prescription medications that may be part of the treatment plan. A patient or the family has to be able to manage the medications so that correct dosing and dosing times are observed. There...

Shake Your Way Around The World With Parkinsons

Don’t let Parkinson’s disease slow you down until you absolutely have no choice to do so. Indulge in your hobbies and yes, travel too! Sure, there is extra planning and preparation involved but the end result is so worth it. You can enjoy your traveling experience and experience less anxiety and...

Five Common Complications Often Caused By Parkinsons

As if the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not enough, it is also accompanied by a variety of complications. Some of these problems can be overcome by changing lifestyle habits but others may require the guidance of a doctor or therapist to help cope with them. Not all of these complications can be...

Parkinsons Disease Step By Step

You have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or someone you know has just been given the diagnosis. You want to find out all you can about the disease so you know what to expect in the future. Here is a step-by-step explanation of what Parkinson’s disease is, what the symptoms and...

What Is It Like To Have Parkinson

Living with a degenerative, chronic disease is not easy. The disease can have multiple symptoms and does not present itself in the same in those who have the disease. In one person the disease may come on slowly over years. In another the disease may progress quickly. One person may have tremors as the...

What Is It Like To Go Through Diagnosing Parkinson

Maybe you have noticed some slight tremors in your hands or fingers, or your foot, mouth or chin tremors. Your first clue may not be tremors but perhaps you notice that you are walking slower than you usually do, or you are shuffling as you walk. Your first symptom may be drooling or having difficulty...
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