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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for helping a loved one with PD get quality rest.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for handling hallucinations and delusions associated with PD.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for successfully managing a loved one’s prescriptions for Parkinson’s.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions to prevent and relieve painful muscle cramps associated with Parkinson’s.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for coping with dysphagia and drooling.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for facilitating communication with a loved one who has PD.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for minimizing the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.

The over-the-counter supplement 5-HTP has been a friend to me for years until I started running into trouble with it. This is part of my long history with 5-HTP and blood pressure issues.

A personal story from a patient with Parkinson's disease detailing his ideas on medications and the path to finding the prescriptions and supplements that work for him.

Helping a loved one get dressed and manage personal hygiene can be two very difficult aspects of a Parkinson's caregiver's duties. These practical tips can help simplify and speed up your loved one's daily care routine.

The white out of the storm offered a rare moment of quiet clarity. I used this opportunity to reflect on and fully appreciate where I am these days.

Several news stories piqued my interest recently, and I thought caregivers and seniors alike could benefit from this information.

There are joys and perils that come with managing one’s own healthcare. I work with my doctors to manage my Parkinson's disease as much as I can, but sometimes they get it wrong... and I take charge.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is similar to Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s, but there’s one crucial difference: it can be cured. Discover how this cause of dementia can reversed.

Suspecting, confirming and living with Parkinson’s disease at an early age brings about its own set of unique challenges. Former football player and coach, Don Horton, shares his personal story and struggles with PD.

Hallucinations and delusions are troubling symptoms that can develop in the mid to late stages of PD. A spousal caregiver shares her experiences with her husband’s psychotic episodes in order to raise awareness of this little-known facet of the disease.

Shakiness and freezing are the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, but another serious feature of this condition can cause patients to hallucinate and have paranoid delusions.

A professional caregiver I know said families often make a big mistake: turning older relatives into invalids. She said the family members mean well, but their "over-caring" efforts often have disastrous results.

A new study shows Parkinson's patients actually score better on motor skills tests when they think one medicine costs more than another; even if they're identical.

AgingCare shares how a worldwide Dance for Life program has spread across the US and taken root in communities since it began in 2001. Designed to make Parkinson’s Disease support groups more enjoyable and engaging, the program now includes extensive teacher training seminars as well as educational and professional enrichment workshops. Movements from the dance world are utilized in the sessions to promote fluidity and mobility that is needed in daily living.
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