What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that leads to issues with movement. The disease is progressive continues to worsen over time.

What are the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

  • Tremors
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of smell
  • Small handwriting
  • Trouble walking and/or moving
  • Facial changes – depressed
  • Dizziness
  • Hunching over

 

What are the current treatments for Parkinson’s disease?

  • Exercise
  • Prescription medications
  • Therapy including physical and occupational
  • Surgery
  • Medical marijuana
  • Clinical trails

Sources

https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/Treatment/Prescription-Medications – Parkinson’s Foundation

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Annabelle Vita

My name is Annabelle Vita and I am a Director of Nursing for Home Health. I have been in the home care industry for over 10 years primarily working with patients 65+. This experience has given me the opportunity to interact with patients one on one in the comfort of their own homes. Through this experience, I have been fortunate enough to hear life stories and share in the heartache, struggles, triumphs and joys of those who I care for.

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