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Parkinson’s Disease
By
Emoha Elder Care

Anyone suffering from Parkinson’s disease would know the complexities that the disease brings along with itself. It’s a progressive disease caused by drop in dopamine levels in the brain due to increased nerve cell death. 

It manifests mainly as a disease that affects motor functions as the drop in dopamine levels affects movement coordination in a patient suffering from it. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, rigidity, shaking, slowing of movement, loss of balance, and other non- motor symptoms like behavioural changes, difficulty in speaking, fatigue, depression, dementia to even hallucinations.

 

A variant of Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s plus syndrome is a more serious and harder to treat variant that requires comprehensive care of a patient suffering from it. Parkinson’s plus syndrome are mainly of four types. Progressive supranuclear palsy is a type of Parkinson’s plus syndrome that along with other symptoms of the disease, also affects the eyes and makes looking down and swallowing tougher. Second in line for types of Parkinson's plus syndrome is dementia with lewy bodies that affects the ability to think clearly, speak, and remember things. It can also cause hallucinations. Multiple system atrophy is another to constitute Parkinson’s plus syndrome where the autonomic nervous system is affected causing trouble with blood pressure and digestion leading to losing control of your bladder and constipation. The fourth and the gravest variant is corticobasal degeneration. This rare kind of Parkinson’s plus syndrome is responsible for causing symptoms like the ones caused by Parkinson’s disease, only severe. It also can hurt your ability to think, see, and speak, walk and swallow as the disease progresses.

 

Management of a disease as grave as Parkinson's is challenging as there is no absolute cure for it. Along with the wide range of medications available that help control its symptoms, it's essential to make lifestyle changes to make Parkinson’s disease home treatment more effective. Parkinson’s disease home treatment includes simple recommendations of regular exercise, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and stress management. Attempting to pick up newer activities, hobbies, routine, or anything to keep the mind active and curious is an effective Parkinson's disease home treatment.

 

Emoha Elder Care offers at-home nursing care for patients suffering from it. Parkinson’s disease home treatment is made easy with the many activities offered by Emoha to physically and mentally engage the patient. With activities like yoga, medication, book launch, cultural nights, nature walks, comedy, and talk shows Emoha helps provide a head start in Parkinson’s disease home treatment. With all the support and avenues available, Emoha is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of these patients.