Helpline: Parkinson's - Idiopathic Support
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease.
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease is the most common form of Parkinson's, and the cause of the disease is anonymous. The typical signs and symptoms of Idiopathic Parkinson's disease include movement disorder, shaking, postural instability, and stiffness. Seniors are more at risk of this disease, with more than 90 percent of patients being over 45 years old. Genetic disorders are also responsible for many cases of Parkinson's.
Idiopathic Parkinson's is a progressive disorder. Diagnosing the disease and starting therapies earlier can help reduce its speed of progressing to severe stages. Caregivers for someone with the disease should seek treatment for your loved one as soon as possible.
ExtendaTouch has an online support group for Parkinson's where you can meet and exchange information with our more experienced fellow caregivers. Our friendly members can provide you with advice about the disease, its symptoms, stages, and coping strategies. They can even share their caregiving experience with you, so you know what to expect.
Parkinson's Support Group
Caring for someone with Idiopathic Parkinson's disease is a challenging task, especially when the disease is in the advanced stages. The patients experience multiple system atrophy, which affects their quality of life. They need support moving around and maintaining their posture, especially on the severely affected side of the body.
Many caregivers find it hard to balance their life with caregiving for a loved one with the disorder. Full-time caregiving can create emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion and stress for the caregiver. Connect with our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch's online Parkinson's group to get emotional support. Our members can go the extra mile to help you cope with the stress and provide better caregiving to your loved one. They can give you tips, information, and ideas about caring for your own health and your loved one at the same time.