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Parkinson's Awareness Month with Right at Home

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Suitably, last week we published an article on home safety for seniors with Parkinson’s Disease and related conditions. But what is Parkinson’s and how do we identify and treat it.  

What many people may not understand about Parkinson’s symptoms is that there are more than 50. What’s more, many of these symptoms are not visible, referred to as non-motor symptoms.  

Parkinson’s NSW explains these symptoms using The Parkinson’s Iceberg.  

Visible motor symptoms include:  

  • Rigidity 
  • Tremor 
  • Akinesia/Bradykinesia 
  • Postural Disturbance 

Invisible non-motor symptoms include:  

  • Bladder Control  
  • Constipation  
  • Intimacy 
  • Swallowing and Communication  
  • Anxiety and Depression 

While there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, symptoms can be treated with a combination of medicines, surgery, and lifestyle changes. 

The main goal of ‘treating’ someone with Parkinson’s is to help improve and maintain their quality of life. Check out 5 ways to help someone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. You can also download our free Dementia and Cognitive Change Guide for further information. 

If you have any questions or concerns about yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Right at Home office.  

Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees, Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

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