Coping with Parkinson’s
Everette Walker's mother had Parkinson's disease, so a twitch of the finger was enough to raise a red flag for his wife.
"I was kind of watching to wait and see. His finger, just one finger, would tremor," says Karla Brooks, Everette's wife. "Then we moved, and it just hit him like that."
Soon Everette had to be helped out of a chair, out of a car and out of his bed. As he deteriorated physically, he became depressed.
Then his doctor gave him a prescription for physical therapy.
Watch the video to see how that therapy changed the way Everette and Karla experience his Parkinson's disease.
Fighting PD head on
Ed Toscano was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in early November 2017.
Less than six weeks later, he had already started to see improved outcomes thanks to the Parkinson’s therapy offerings in his retirement community.
“I have gained some strength and a little more confidence in the ability to use my voice,” says Ed.
Watch the video to see and hear Ed discuss his success.
This music therapy program shows quick and measurable results.
Watch the video to see Drums Alive in action.
3 types of therapy
Rehabilitation therapy is a vital part of managing a chronic condition such as Parkinson's disease. It's also beneficial in recovering from an accident, illness or hospitalization. People of all ages — from infants to seniors — benefit from these therapeutic disciplines.
We've compiled a series of blog posts about the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. In addition to stories of successful therapies, you'll find a glossary of terms, early warning signs and tips for coping on a daily basis.
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