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As PD progresses, up to 40 percent of the approximately one million Americans living with the illness will develop psychotic symptoms, primarily hallucinations, but also delusions. more

Oct 18, 2017 9:22 AM Articles

It is important to examine the various emotions that a person living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can undergo in living daily with the condition. The emotional factors that affect your loved one can be both internal and external. more

Oct 18, 2017 9:01 AM Articles

Tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction leading to shaking movements in one or more parts of the body. It is a common movement disorder that most often affects the hands but can also occur in the arms, head, vocal cords, torso, and legs more

Sep 29, 2017 2:05 PM Articles

She is standing at the kitchen sink ready for church: flowered skirt, knit top, matching blouse, stockings, comfortable shoes, makeup. It must have taken her a good three hours, but she is ready to go. more

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As a wife, I had a suspicion that there was something awfully wrong with my husband. more

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Caregiving in America is in great demand, from adult foster home owners offering familiar surroundings, to assisted living center staff patrolling hallways to answer assist request buzzers and lights. more

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The choice to provide care at home marks an important change affecting the lives of both partners. more

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It is one thing to deal with Parkinson’s from a professional standpoint but separating the professional from personal life can be challenging. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 PM Articles

Parkinson's Caregiver

Iakov Filimonov

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease at home present an unpredictable course and caregivers must continually seek solutions and a positive direction for the care they provide. more

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My husband Marty has to take a combination of eight different drugs seven times a day; this is in addition to routine vitamins. Each morning, I set them up in a pillbox so that there is no confusion about the schedule. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:17 PM Articles