Before discussing how to care for Parkinson's, it's necessary to know a little about this disease.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic condition, meaning it is lifelong and progresses over time. Its most noticeable symptoms are tell-tale tremors of the hands, arms, and face, along with other motor-related signs like muscle stiffness, slow movement, and balance impairment.
PD doesn't just affect the nervous system, though. Other symptoms of Parkinson's include:
- Sleep problems
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty swallowing
While there is currently no cure for this condition, treatment options include: