Parkinson's Care

Did you know?

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. It is estimated one person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 127,000 people in the UK. Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disease.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that develops gradually over time. This disease is often associated with tremors, but also commonly causes stiffness, slowing of movement and slurred speech. The symptoms of Parkinson’s are chronic and progressive, worsening over time. Simple daily tasks may become difficult for a person living with Parkinson’s disease.

What can we do to help?

Your loved one may require assistance in order to stay healthy and independent. Continually adapting to day-to-day processes is demanding, ADINA Home Care Services can help make the gradual transition as easy as possible by carefully monitoring your loved one. The main focus of a caregiver is to provide assistance for your loved ones as they adapt to limited mobility.

Parkinson’s care can focus on:

  • Supervision:
    • ADINA Home Care Services can supervise and assist your loved one as they walk, helping to avert accidents.
    • Our Care assistant can perform light housekeeping tasks and make sure obstacles are out of the way.
  • Meal preparation:
    • Eating and preparing meals can be difficult when dealing with Parkinson’s disease. Our Care assistant can help in meal preparation and assist with feeding during tremor episodes. Care assistants also make sure your loved one stays hydrated by offering fluids for thirst relief caused by any medications.
  • Exercise:
    • ADINA Home Care Services can help your loved one complete mobility exercises that their doctor may require.