As many as 1 million Americans currently live with Parkinson’s Disease. Many doctors are unsure as to the cause of this chronic, progressive disease, however, a number of scientific studies have offered that this disorder is a result of malfunctions within the brain’s neurological structure that causes nerve cells in the brain to die off and for no clear reason. The portion of the brain affected by Parkinson’s is the substantia Nigra -- which is responsible for releasing dopamine to assist the body in controlling essential functions such as movement.

Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are a number of warning signs to watch for, as well as ways to treat the disorder and help your loved one manage their condition. Griswold Home Care is proud to offer several educational resources designed to help you and your loved ones better cope with Parkinson’s Disease and stand tall in the fight against it.

Resources

Webinar: Uncovering the Hidden Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Griswold Home Care presents a free webinar offering actionable insights, tips, and information on Parkinson’s Disease. Professional and family caregivers of loved ones with Parkinson’s Disease can benefit from hearing the latest research regarding the disorder from academics and medical professionals, as well as inspiring stories and experiences from caregivers, as well as picking up a valuable Parkinson’s Disease toolkit. Listen to the webinar now or read a transcript in its entirety to discover more.

Infographic: Uncovering Hidden Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Learn more about the physical and emotional symptoms that accompany Parkinson’s Disease. This infographic presents information in an attractive, visual format regarding the stages of grief and ways to empower those stricken with Parkinson’s Disease.

Maintaining Emotional Balance: The Elderly, Parkinson’s Disease & Home Care

Although Parkinson’s Disease can take a physical toll on loved ones with the disorder, there is an additional, emotional component to this disease that must be addressed. This article by Elaine Sanchez offers a sensitive approach to helping loved ones -- and family caregivers -- cope with Parkinson’s Disease, handled with gentle humor and thoughtful practices.

8 Warning Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in the Elderly

Early detection and diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can help you and your loved one find a greater array of treatment options and improve prognosis. From problems with balance or small, cramped handwriting, check out eight of the warning signs of Parkinson’s Disease.

Managing Parkinson’s Disease

There is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease to-date, however, there are a number of ways the effects of this disorder can be managed. From a good night’s sleep to staying active, Griswold Home Care offers some helpful tips for thriving in the face of PD.

Parkinson’s Disease: Know the 10 Early Warning Signs

From loss of smell to tremors, there are a number of early warning signs that can herald the onset of Parkinson’s Disease. Know what to look for to help your loved one seek an earlier diagnosis. Check out this informative article to understand these symptoms and the next steps to take.