Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine.

Symptoms begin gradually, often on one side of the body. Later both sides are affected. Symptoms include:

  • Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
  • Stiffness of the arms, legs, and trunk
  • Slowness of movement
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Speech changes

People living with Parkinson’s disease will experience ongoing fluctuations in symptoms (or exacerbations) and gradual worsening of symptoms such as difficulty walking, talking, and completing tasks. They may also have problems with depression and sleep problems, as well as trouble chewing, swallowing, and speaking.

Experience has shown that therapy is beneficial to patients living with Parkinson’s disease, throughout its course. Whenever changes are noticed and are problematic, please talk to the doctor about Axiom Home Care to help improve mobility, overall quality of life, and well-being.

Please call Axiom Home Care for more information 734-324-3166.

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