Parkinson's care includes addressing movement problems such as tremors in the arms and legs, a loss of coordination, and impaired balance. There are also a number of symptoms that do not include motor function. Understanding the disease in its entirety can help patients and family caregivers be more prepared for treatment and care.
Increased fatigue, insomnia and mood disorders are common non-motor symptoms that Parkinson’s patients experience. Additionally, patients may experience problems related to automatic body processes that could lead to severe pain and discomfort. The non-motor symptoms can be more difficult to treat than some of the movement-related symptoms. Today there are medications that are proven effective for addressing fatigue or excessive daytime sleepiness.
Caregivers that are trained in Parkinson’s care can help manage the disease and help monitor any changes in the client’s condition. Our caregivers offer assistance with managing activities of daily living, such as personal care, errand running, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and fall prevention.
Parkinson’s disease can make activities of daily living very challenging, for the patient and their family. With the help of our caregivers life can be more enjoyable, easier, and safer. Contact us today for a free consultation and see how we can help you.