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07 Apr 2023

What can you do to help someone with Parkinson's?


Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, and there are several ways you can help someone with it:

  1. Understand the disease: Learn as much as you can about Parkinson's disease, its symptoms, and how it affects the person's daily life. This knowledge can help you empathize with their struggles and better support them.

  2. Be patient and understanding: Parkinson's disease affects everyone differently, and symptoms can vary from day-to-day. So, it's essential to be patient and understanding with the person and offer them emotional support.

  3. Assist with daily activities: Parkinson's disease can make daily activities challenging. You can help the person with simple tasks such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, or running errands. Make sure to ask them first what they need help with, so you don't accidentally overstep or take away their independence.

  4. Encourage exercise: Exercise is essential for people with Parkinson's disease. It can help improve balance, flexibility, and mobility. Encourage the person to participate in an exercise program that suits their abilities.

  5. Help them stay organized: Parkinson's disease can cause memory problems and make it challenging to keep track of appointments and medication schedules. You can help the person stay organized by creating a schedule, setting reminders, and keeping track of their medication.

  6. Support their mental health: Parkinson's disease can cause depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Be there to listen and offer emotional support, or encourage them to seek help from a professional if needed.

  7. Educate others: Help educate others about Parkinson's disease and its effects. This can help reduce the stigma associated with the disease and raise awareness about the challenges faced by those living with Parkinson's.

Senior Helpers’ has expertise in providing care for those who live with Parkinson’s disease coming from in-depth training on how to care for seniors with a variety of age-related ailments. Parkinson’s disease is a unique challenge for caregivers, which is why Senior Helpers has invested so extensively to train its caregivers with the best information and tools available to make sure your loved one can live in comfort and as independently as possible given their condition.

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