Tom manages his Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms by staying active, eating right and working with his health care team. He recently admitted to his doctor that when his wife isn't home he sometimes forgets to take his medication. His doctor recommended setting an alarm and using a pill organizer.
Tips for Daily Living
Eleanor was sitting at her friend Margaret’s house when she noticed a dog sniffing around the couch. She asked Margaret when she got the dog. Margaret said she didn’t have a dog. Eleanor realized she must be experiencing what her doctor warned her about when he increased her Parkinson’s disease (PD) medication dosage: hallucinations. She called her doctor that afternoon.
Before Miguel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) he often experienced anxiety. He retired early, but his anxiety would keep coming back, aggravating his tremor and making his thoughts race. His doctor started him on an antidepressant and referred him to a psychiatrist who taught Miguel coping skills, allowing him to better manage his anxiety. Miguel now lives a more normal life.
As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Do you ever walk into a room and forget why? Incredibly, there is an easy way to help jog your memory: try closing your eyes. Your brain is a mysterious organ that researchers are still working to better understand.
Winter often brings unexpected weather and for many, the shorter days can lead to vitamin D deficiency, increasing chances of developing seasonal depression. The good news is that the Parkinson's Foundation Ohio Chapter has gathered these tips to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers ensure that PD-related needs are accounted for this winter.