Do you have someone you care about that is battling Parkinson’s Disease? According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.
As of today, there is still no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, a chronic and progressive disorder of the brain that impacts the body’s movement. It is important for us to understand this progressive disease, how it impacts quality of life, as well as what can be done to manage symptoms and maximize quality of life with the disease.
There are several stages of the disease; however, each person with Parkinson’s is unique and may experience different symptoms or experience the stages differently. There is no set timeframe as to when someone will move from one stage to the next. To better understand the diseases different stages, here is an overview of what to expect.
While symptoms and stages of the disease may seem overwhelming, especially if you or your loved one were just diagnosed, it is important to remember that the disease can be managed. With management, understanding, and proper goals for your loved one, they can continue to live an active and happy life with Parkinson’s.
Whether you or your loved one have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease recently, or have been living with the disease for a while now, it is never too late to start finding resources to help you manage it.
Here in the Puget Sound area, there are several resources available to you:
Additionally, Fedelta Home Care offers a Care Management program that can help you or your loved one manage symptoms and set wellness goals for healthy living. To get started learning about Fedelta Home Care’s Parkinson’s management program we advise you to download our Parkinson’s brochure.