How Massachusetts company helps people with mobility challenges to keep moving · By Doug Meehan | www.wcvb.com · FRANKLIN, Mass. — Since the early 1930s, the Theracycle has helped people keep in shape, but it only recently began peddling down a road to rehabilitation. According to some estimates, the number of cases of Parkinson’s disease and…
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If you’re caring for a loved one who is living with Parkinson’s disease, you’re no stranger to the difficulties of this progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Symptoms can vary on a day-to-day basis, and on account of the “on/off” nature of the disease your loved one may appear fine one moment and need assistance the next.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms are different for everyone living with the disease. With such a wide range of symptoms, finding the right Parkinson’s treatments for your specific combination can be a challenge. Is medication the best route? Or should you pursue another approach first?
Parkinson’s disease is, by far, one of the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorders in the world. A person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every nine minutes. In the United States alone, “Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the U.S. by 2020,” according to Parkinson.org. And there are “More than 10 million…
The way we understand Parkinson’s disease (PD) has evolved significantly over the years. Where we once defined Parkinson’s disease symptoms as being strictly about motor functions, we now know that there are non-motor symptoms of the disease (fatigue, depression, sleep disorders, vision problems) that also require treatment.
There are a lot of medication options for Parkinson’s disease. Whether it’s Parkinson’s medication like Carbidopa/levodopa or dopamine agonists, you’ve probably encountered many treatments each claiming to be “the best.” But what is the best treatment for Parkinson disease?
Parkinson’s symptoms start subtle but develop over several years, making it difficult to catch the early signs. If left unchecked, Parkinson’s symptoms can stop a patient from living their fullest life. But with the right Parkinson’s exercise therapy, like the kind of forced exercise the Theracycle offers, you can help your patients reclaim the life…
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorders, as over seven million people across the world live with PD-related symptoms and difficulties.
Exercise is a fundamental part of healthy living for people of all walks of life. For people faced with the symptoms of neurological disorders, however, exercise becomes more than a part of healthy living—it becomes a vital feature of the sustainability of their everyday life.
· By Dolores and Floyd | parkinsonsdisease.net, originally published on 01/04/19 · My husband, Floyd, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease four years ago. At first, I just noticed some small changes in him – he was getting slower as he walked and as he drove. Gradually, everything else started slowing down as well. At his annual…