When the brain stops producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is used by the brain to communicate to motor neurons, the result is Parkinson’s Disease, also known as idiopathic or primary parkinsonism. Although there are no known causes for Parkinson’s, the effects of the disease are debilitating, leaving the individual with no control over the muscular spasms and tremors in his body. Someone who suffers from Parkinson’s will have trouble with slowness of movement, shaking, and rigidity. In more advanced stages of Parkinson’s, the individual may develop problems with speech, swallowing, and cognition. Oftentimes Parkinson’s Disease goes hand in hand with Dementia because of the deterioration in cognitive abilities.
Luckily for families and their loved ones, quality in-home health care is available. Individuals with Parkinson’s benefit from the assistance of skilled caregivers and certified nurse assistants who provide exercise training and support when you need them. Count on them to prepare meals, assist with personal care and hygiene, and run errands with you or for you if you cannot do it on your own. Having an extra helping hand around the house takes the burden off your shoulders so you can focus more on recovery than anxiety.
To hire a caregiver today, please call (310) 657-8780 or visit our website http://www.culvercityinhomecare.com to learn more about Parkinson’s Care. A-1 Home Care is here to provide the best quality in-home care in Culver City, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Studio City, Hollywood, and surrounding cities!