Parkinson’s: Repose Furniture’s Complete Guide to Parkinson’s
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Living with Parkinson’s disease is something 1 in 37 people experience in the UK alone.
It is a condition that can affect a person’s quality of life due to hindering their motor skills and, eventually, everyday tasks. With the right treatment and lifestyle changes, this life-changing disease can be better managed.
What Is Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s is a disease that can affect the brain and cause it to deteriorate. It is most commonly an age-related disease.
In some rare cases, it can occur in younger people.
What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s?
The common symptoms involved with the disease include; loss of motor skills, poor balance, bad posture, poor memory, tremoring limbs, and a deterioration of mental health.
These symptoms can vary from patient to patient. Some may experience all of the symptoms, while others might maintain their memory, but deal with a loss of motor skills and body tremors.
How Is Parkinson’s Disease Caused?
The cause of Parkinson's disease is still unknown. Yet, it is said that the death or lack of dopamine in the brain can impact a person’s brain, which can lead to Parkinson’s.
In some cases, environmental factors and genetics play a role in a person developing the disease.
3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for Those Living with Parkinson’s Disease?
There are useful methods to help with improving a person’s quality of life when they are living with Parkinson’s. The three most effective ways include:
Invest In Sensory Care Products
Using sensory products has many profound benefits for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
- Sensory products can improve posture - The right products can assist with improving posture, which is a symptom many patients suffer from.
- Increased mobility - Sensory care products can help with comfort while sleeping as well as assisting with getting up and down, both of which are issues that patients often experience when living with Parkinson’s.
- More confidence - When using sensory products, a patient can enhance their confidence. They can feel safer and more secure with the use of vests and other products, as they can support the body while tremoring or feeling unstable.
Utilise Exercise and Movement Therapy to Help Combat the Symptoms of Parkinson’s
Continuing to exercise with Parkinson’s can seem challenging. Yet, it will help the patient improve their quality of life.
Parkinson’s can cause a hindrance to a person’s motor skills and balance. With regular exercise – walking, Tai Chi, yoga, and movement therapy – patients can regain posture, balance, and movement throughout the body.
Two types of movement therapy include:
- The Alexander Technique - This technique helps a patient improve their posture and mobility.
- The Feldenkrais Method - This method works to retrain a patient to perform difficult movements.
Some beneficial Parkinson’s exercises are those that work to strengthen the muscles and retrain the limbs, which are typically those that involve using bodyweight. Tai Chi and yoga will help to stretch and improve balance, which can help a patient regain stability and posture.
With the right care and lifestyle changes, a patient living with Parkinson’s can improve their quality of life and manage their symptoms a bit more efficiently.
Discover How Sensory Stimulation Products Can Help Benefit Those Living with Parkinson's by…
… by checking out our guide “Parkinson's: The Benefits of Using Sensory Products”. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of Repose’s dedicated and friendly support team today on +44 (0)1384 567401 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Repose team look forward to hearing from you.