Parkinson's Disease

Information, advice and support for caregivers who are assisting a senior diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Explore AgingCare's resources about PD; a progressive disease of the nervous system that gradually decreases the amount of dopamine produced in the body, marked by tremors, muscle rigidity, and the inability to control motor skills. Find expert articles, personal blogs from Parkinson's caregivers and a peer-to-peer support group for coping with Parkinson's disease.

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  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

    Parkinson's Disease causes tremors, trembling and impaired balance. Get information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for this progressive neurological disorder.

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  • The Stages of Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease that causes both motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms. There are two main rating scales used to describe the stages of Parkinson’s and the symptoms to expect during each.

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  • Parkinson's Psychosis: A Little-Known Symptom of PD

    Shakiness, unsteady gait and freezing are the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, but half of those with PD also develop hallucinations, paranoid thinking and delusions.

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  • How Long Can a Person Live With Parkinson's Disease?

    For seniors with Parkinson’s, life expectancy can be very difficult to gauge. Fortunately, outcomes have improved over the past decades thanks to medical advances in symptom management and the development of a comprehensive approach to patient care.

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  • Simplifying Daily Care for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

    Use these tips for home modifications, assistive devices and activities of daily living to make Parkinson’s care at home safer and easier for patients and caregivers alike.

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