One million people in the US suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Symptoms can vary from person to person but generally those with PD lose control over their range of motion which gets worse as time goes on. That being said there is hope through medication even though some may not have symptoms for years after diagnosis or might never experience them at all! It’s important to know about these changes because they will impact day-to-day life and how you live your best life every day.
REM sleep behavior disorder is one of the strongest indicators for Parkinson’s disease and can be observed during a pre-diagnostic symptom. When someone acts out their dreams while still asleep, this is said to have REM sleep behavior disorder. Additionally, research has found that both loss of the sense of smell and minor changes in cognitive ability are symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease as well.
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For a diagnosis, doctors generally look for at least four motor symptoms. Some people experience tremors first, while others notice their imbalance before anything else. If you or someone you know has any of the above symptoms, it might be worth a visit to the doctor.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects the body and mind. With an increasing number of patients experiencing symptoms, there are new treatments emerging to offer relief from these unpleasant side effects for some sufferers.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be successful in giving Parkinson’s sufferer greater control over their movement thanks to its ability stimulate certain parts of the brain with electricity which can reduce tremors or stiffness while also improving mood and cognitive function.
As Parkinson’s disease progresses, the symptoms will become more challenging to manage. Adapting your loved one’s home with handrails and mats can help them perform daily tasks safely without having to worry about accidents along the way. Happy Home Care is here for you and your family as they navigate this difficult journey together so that they may maintain a high quality of life well into older years.
When home healthcare becomes necessary, Happy Home Care can provide skilled home health aide services for the elderly and infirm in their own homes.
A nurse is always available to discuss your case with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on what level of service you need, we are able to be there at any time! Sometimes private medical insurance or Medicare will cover this cost depending on orders from your physician; if not long-term care insurance may pay when one cannot perform activities of daily living themselves anymore.
No matter how much you love your family member, caring for them can still take a physical and emotional toll on you.
This is especially the case if you’re experiencing depression and anxiety. Consider seeking out respite care for extra assistance. Taking care of yourself will only make you a better caregiver. Talk to Happy Home Care today.
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