Parkinson’s Disease: Awareness and Support


Being diagnosed with a progressive disease such as Parkinson’s is life-altering, leading to changes and adaptations in everyday routines. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and during these weeks time is taken to spread information in an effort to educate, advocate and support. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that develops when dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain become damaged and, eventually, die off. This, in turn, lowers the amount of dopamine in the body. Decreasing levels of dopamine affect the body’s ability to move and function properly, and early signs of Parkinson’s disease are often associated with limited movement. Tremors, stiffness, poor balance, speech difficulties and even confusion can all be warning signals. Due to its progressive nature, these and other related symptoms may be mild at first with eventual increases in severity over time. Though medications are available to help suppress some of these symptoms, there is currently no known cure.

While most people living with Parkinson’s are diagnosed later in life, early onset can occur in individuals as soon as early adulthood. No matter one’s age or stage, Aqua Home Care is here to offer our support. We are committed to matching in-home care recipients with caregivers from our reputable registry who have experience caring for those with a variety of needs, including those affected by Parkinson’s disease. We understand that facing this diagnosis takes a toll not only on one’s physical state, but their emotional and mental states as well. Feelings of fear, anger, depression and anxiety are common. It may offer some peace of mind having a trusted, personal caregiver who will provide compassionate, effective care to help make daily living as comfortable as possible in the familiarity of home. In-home services can include

  • Bathing and grooming
  • Dressing/undressing
  • Personal hygiene
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Using the facilities
  • Mobility assistance
  • Meal preparation and feeding
  • Housecleaning
  • Pet care
  • Transportation
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Supervision
  • And more

Parkinson’s Awareness Month is about raising awareness, spreading updated information, advocating for further research and supporting those affected by this disease. Those living with Parkinson’s disease require care from medical professionals, loved ones and even caregivers for daily support. If you or someone you love is living with Parkinson’s and would benefit from receiving in-home care services, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Aqua Home Care is here to help with the resources you need as we guide you toward the dependable, quality in-home care experience you deserve. Support from dedicated caregivers who truly care is only a phone call away.

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