Category Archives: Parkinson’s Disease

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Coping with Hallucinations Due to Parkinson’s

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Parkinson’s Disease affects the brain in more ways than loosing muscle control. Sometimes a loved one with Parkinson’s can experience detailed hallucinations due to the changes in their brain. These hallucinations can affect any and all of the senses. They could see people, animals or creatures around them; they could taste something in their mouth [...]

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Easier Morning’s with Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease challenges people as caregivers or as the diagnosed. Simple daily tasks, like getting dressed can become the most challenging part of the day. With simple, inexpensive tools, Parkinson’s does not have to be a mean a loss of independence. If you or someone you care for is challenged by getting dressed, these tools [...]

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Caffeine and Parkinson’s Disease

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Previous studies have shown that avid coffee drinkers are at a lower risk to get Parkinson’s disease  than non-coffee drinkers.  A new study, similarly, shows that those who already have Parkinson’s can also greatly benefit from drinking caffeine.  The study, conducted by McGill University, shows that caffeine could have positive effects on movement control for [...]

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Managing Pain from Parkinson’s Disease with Massage

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Muscle, nerve and even bone pain is often a symptom of Parkinson’s Disease. This pain can keep your loved one up at night or keep him/her from resting when needed. Soothing your loved one’s pain, or your own, can often be challenging. You may not want to take pain medication, and even if you do – will [...]

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How You Can Make a Difference in Finding a Parkinson’s Cure

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You probably face many challenges as a caregiver for someone living with Parkinson’s. The day-to-day issues that you learn to overcome and the big picture roadblocks that you have to prepare for are now a part of your life. But perhaps one of the toughest things you face is the fact that you can’t change [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Tip Sheet

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There is a lot of information to absorb when you are caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. Knowing the stages, symptoms and what products you’ll need are all very important. Having tips from people who have been through it before adds a different dimension to  your caregiving experience because you can relate to real life [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Stage Five

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Stage 5: Progressed to the Final Stage During the final stage of Parkinson’s, your loved one will require full time, one-on-one care. Independent mobility is no longer possible. Typically during this stage, you will need a wheelchair and other transfer devices to help keep your loved one included in family events and to help in [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Stages Three & Four

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Now that you and your loved one have been through transitioning into understanding and managing Parkinson’s, you can focus more on how to adapt to changes in daily life. Don’t get discouraged by new challenges. There are ways to address your needs and the needs of the person in your care that will help you [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Disease, Stages One & Two

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Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is as unpredictable as it is predictable. You and your loved one may find information showing you the five set stages of the condition and what they entail, but it’s important to know that not every patient fits into the standard mold. Each individual experiences Parkinson’s uniquely. There is no way [...]