Living With Parkinson's Disease
Living with Parkinson's Disease, a progressive, incurable disorder of the nervous system that causes tremors, slow movement and poor balance, is difficult. Learn how to manage medications, nutrition, daily activities, and how to make the quality of your life more meaningful and gratifying.
Articles About Living With Parkinson's Disease
- Neuroprotective Benefits of Exercise for People With Parkinson's
Exercise plays a vital role in the management of Parkinson. Exercise can improve balance, mobility and possibly slow progression of Parkinson.
- Virtual Reality May Help People with Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease causes people to gradually lose their ability to move in a rapid and coordinated manner. Research points to a promising therapy technique to help people with Parkinson's combat this loss of physical control--virtual reality.
- How can someone with Parkinson's control the shaking?
Tremors and shakes are very common complaints related to Parkinson's disease. Treatment is often challening, since tremors may not respond optimally to various medications. Read the full answer.
- What causes the movement problems associated with Parkinson’s disease?
A certain area of the brain slowly degenerates, leading to a lack of dopamine, which can result in Parkinson's disease. Read the doctor's full answer.
- Simplifying Daily Care for Someone with Parkinson's Disease
Individuals with PD encounter a number of challenges on a daily basis. Adapting their home environment and providing them with proper tools and assistance can help them remain safe and independent and simplify your responsibilities.
- Why Meditation is Now a Treasured Part of My Daily Routine
I meditate at least twice every day. Once -- and by far the most helpful -- in my own strange, wacky way; another by following specific instructions. Both help me.
- Why I’m Ditching the Blood Pressure Pills I’ve Taken for 40 Years
Medical authorities now say blood pressure for seniors without cardiac issues can go safely up to 150/90. For that and other reasons, I'm quitting the pills. Here's why.
- My Final Exit
If things get bad and my quality of life just doesn't cut it anymore, I don't want to linger on Earth -- miserable, unaware, a burden to family. But the question is -- What to do about it?
- Will it Work? Spoon Helps Seniors Struggling with Unsteady Hands
A new eating utensil that uses cameras and motors to counteract the effects of tremors aims to help seniors with unsteady hands feed themselves with confidence.
- How long can someone live with Parkinson's disease?
On average, patients live between 10 to 20 years after diagnosis -- however you must consider the person's current age, as well. Read the doctor's full answer.
- What Goes Wrong in the Body and Brain to Cause Parkinson's
A look into what goes wrong in the body and brain that causes Parkinson's disease.