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Top Tips for Managing Parkinson’s Tremors

By Erik Gans, 7:52 pm on

At Home Care Assistance, we believe that with the proper support from friends, family and professional caregivers in Fairfield, those living with Parkinson’s can continue to live in the comfort of home, safely and with dignity. Symptoms such as tremors can be controlled and even minimized, allowing patients to continue with a majority of daily activities and routines in the early and mid-stages of the disease.

If you provide care for a spouse or an aging parent or loved one with Parkinson’s, Home Care Assistance of Fairfield, CT offers some valuable tips for how to effectively control tremors from Parkinson’s:

  • Ensure Medication Plans are Followed – The most effective way to cope with the tremors associated with Parkinson’s is to consistently take doctor-prescribed medications. Levodopa is one of the most commonly known drugs for managing Parkinson’s tremors which helps most individuals, however not all symptoms may be eliminated completely.
  • Encourage Participateion in Physical Therapy – Parkinson’s specialists often recommend participation in physical therapy on a weekly basis. Regular exercise can help to strengthen the body’s muscles, helping to maintain mobility and independence for as long as possible. Physical therapists will also be able to monitor progress and help the patient determine if changes need to be made in other areas of care.
  • Consider Surgical Operations – When drugs and other conservative methods fail, some doctors will suggest surgical treatment options. Technology and medicine has come a long way in the past decade, providing Parkinson’s patients with advanced care options such as deep brain stimulation, a highly effective treatment that has been successful in helping minimize tremors by simulating the regions of the brain that control motion.

There are ways to put control back into your loved one’s life. With the above tips and help from professional Parkinson’s experts, you can help your loved one reduce tremors, improve the functions of the body and make it possible to perform some level of daily activities without assistance.

For more information about Fairfield Parkinson’s home care, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are available 24/7 to answer questions and have a team of highly trained and compassionate Parkinson’s caregivers who can help your loved one on an hourly or live-in basis. Call 203-955-1915 and request a free, in-home consultation with a friendly and knowledgeable Care Manager today.