Unsteady Steps: Parkinson’s Disease, Falls, and Elderly Disability.

Home Care for Parkinson’s Disease & other Elderly Disabilities.

Parkinson’s disease is a relatively common brain disorder in the US, affecting
millions of people. According to estimates from the Parkinson’s Foundation, as of
2020, approximately one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s

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The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, shaking,
rigidity, stiffness, slow movement, and balance problems. Other symptoms may
include a shuffling gait, reduced arm swing while walking, small handwriting, soft
or slurred speech, and difficulty with fine motor skills.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are treatments that can
help manage its symptoms in addition to physical therapy, occupational therapy,
and speech therapy.

While there is no guaranteed way to prevent Parkinson’s disease, there are several
lifestyle choices and habits that may help reduce your risk. These include regular
exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, engaging in brain-stimulating
activities, among others.

One of the major concerns with Parkinson’s disease is the increased risk of falls
due to balance and coordination issues. According to a 2012 study published by the
National Institutes of Health, “falls are a significant cause of morbidity and
disability in people with Parkinson’s disease.” The American Parkinson Disease
Association writes that “falls are one of the major causes of emergency room visits
and hospitalizations for people with Parkinson’s Disease.”

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it’s important to
provide them with support and care. It can also be a challenging and overwhelming

time for both of you. As a caregiver, you must care for yourself while ensuring
your loved one receives the proper care and attention they need.

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That’s why Hope Home Care’s team of trusted, highly skilled, New York licensed therapists
and nurses, and certified aides can help alleviate the burden of caregiving and take
care of your loved one. We understand the unique needs and challenges of
Parkinson’s disease, and we are here to provide compassionate and specialized care
to ensure your loved one receives the best quality of life possible. Let us help you
and your loved one navigate this difficult journey together. Contact us at
hopehomecare.com or call (718) 667-8510.

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