Helpline: Parkinson's - Symptoms Support
Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disease. It affects the patient's body movements. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease show slowly. Spotting the early signs can help treat and manage the disorder effectively. The disease initially presents hardly noticeable symptoms, such as a mildly shaky hand. As the disease progresses to advanced stages, common symptoms like a change in facial expression, small handwriting, and sleep problems transpire. In the case of severe Parkinson's, movement disorders and motor symptoms will become prominent.
Understanding Parkinson's can help the patients and family caregivers spot the symptoms and warning signs early on. For example, slowing of movement is a sign you should consult with a doctor to be sure if you have Parkinson's disease. People with advanced Parkinsons require full-time care. Use ExtendaTouch's Parkinson's helpline to connect with people who are more experienced and knowledgeable about the subject. They can help you understand Parkinson's symptoms, treatment options, and caregiving strategies. Contact our members who relate and connect with them now.
How can ExtendaTouch Help?
Caregivers for people with Parkinson need to understand that they have to look after their own health to be able to provide better care to their loved ones. Caregiving can be mentally and emotionally overwhelming. Many PD caregivers experience emotional problems and even experience caregiver burnout. Some experience problems in balancing their work and family life with caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease.
It is a good idea for family caregivers to connect with our more experienced fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch to get emotional support. Our friendly members can help you cope with the challenges and stress, besides giving you helpful information and advice about the symptoms and coping strategies. They can even share their stories and experiences with you.