Mar 23

What Should You Know As You Care For Your Relative With Parkinson’s?

By MD for Seniors

Providing extra assistance as your relative learns to cope with motor symptoms can reduce their likelihood of falls.

Every year, Parkinson’s Awareness Month takes place in April to support of all of the patients with the disease and their caregivers. More than one million people may be living with Parkinson’s in the U.S., according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The majority of those diagnosed with the progressive movement disorder are over the age of 50. If you’re caring for an elderly loved one with Parkinson’s, you should know the facts about the disease and the resources at your disposal.

Parkinson’s results in the deterioration of motor function caused by a decrease in healthy dopamine levels in the brain. …read more

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