Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month: Educate, Advocate, Support

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.

Being diagnosed with a progressive disease such as Parkinson’s is life-altering, leading to changes and adaptations in everyday routines. 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 individuals with providers 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 support to help make daily living as comfortable as possible in the familiarity of 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
  • 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 our team a call. Aqua Home Care is here with 24/7 reachability and with the dependable, quality in-home care experience you deserve. 

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