April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Michelle Cemental

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April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and here at Caring Senior Service, we are excited to join the effort to bring further awareness to this debilitating disease. Let's learn more about the basics of Parkinson's disease.

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly 1 million people in the US. It affects neurons in the brain that produce dopamine, or the substantia nigra region.

Parkinson's disease is categorized by some of the following symptoms: 

  • Tremors when at rest
  • Rigid limbs
  • Gait and balance issues

The cause of Parkinson's is unknown. It is linked to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia because of its nature as a neurodegenerative disorder. 

Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. This month brings to light the many ways that anyone can take action.

Parkinson's Awareness

The National Parkinson Foundation partners with its regional chapters to hold events and other initiatives during the month of April every year in the US. Other awareness-raising activities are being rolled out on social media, including contests supporting the campaign. 

As advocates for seniors, Caring Senior Service loves to participate in such events. We strive to help seniors and their loved ones understand the symptoms of Parkinson's and how to maintain quality of life despite the disease. 

Home Care & Parkinson's

While there is no cure for Parkinson's, home care can help seniors and their loved ones. Since symptoms vary between each person, Caring Senior Service helps by creating customized plans based on each individual’s needs.

We are committed to helping our clients overcome the challenges associated with activities of daily living and providing those affected by Parkinson’s the tools needed to live a full, productive life. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help. 

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