Parkinson’s Disease-Challenges and Choices

When a person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, there are often many questions about the amount or level of care that will be required as the disease progresses. While the disease may not disrupt everyday life early on, as it progresses and becomes more disabling, patients may require more assistance at home. Well-trained and compassionate in-home caregivers, like those at Independence-4-Seniors can provide the care and assistance with activities of daily living that Parkinson’s patients require.

Contact Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county for more information about home care for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Disease Fact Sheet
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers an informative guide for patients and caregivers about Parkinson's disease.

10 Signs that Your Parent Might Have Parkinson's Disease
Caring.com offers this handy checklist to help decipher whether or not a loved one might be exhibiting symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Disease and Dementia
Helpguide.org teaches about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Parkinson's disease, as well as offers coping tips and information on Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Disease Caregiving
This site offers useful tips and tools for helping caregivers who manage or care for someone with Parkinson's disease.

Combating Depression in Parkinson's Disease
This Parkinson's Disease Foundation downloadable fact sheet offers strategies for handling the depression that many people living with Parkinson's suffer.

National Parkinson Foundation
This educational site on Parkinson's disease offers a wealth of valuable information.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today, this site includes information on current research, a guide for the newly diagnosed and advice for caregivers.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. They are working for the nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson's by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

  


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I personally want to let you know how much I appreciate the emotional support during that time. Having you there to talk to and also listen when the doctor was speaking put me at ease.

You are a kind and caring person and we are grateful that you are helping us through this emotional time in our lives.

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