MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #1

Fixing Freezing and Festination Last week we decided our biggest problem for people with Parkinson’s Disease was mobility, specifically freezing, falling, and festination. Today we need solutions! PROBLEM #1 – Festination           This is the tendency to walk on the balls of the feet which causes the steps to gradually become shorter. Eventually, our lovedContinue reading “MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #1”

Is Falling a Problem?

Or maybe stumbling or shuffling? At our house, all 3 were problems at one time or another. But falling is probably the most dangerous. It is truly a miracle that my husband never broke a bone in all those many falls. Looking back after Carlton was diagnosed, we remembered something that had been happening forContinue reading “Is Falling a Problem?”

Frustration and Panic

My goal is to support and encourage those who care for a loved one with a chronic or degenerative disease like Parkinson’s Disease. And in doing that, today I want to relate two stories from my time as caregiver for my husband. Fear, distress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and then PANIC! These emotions are feltContinue reading “Frustration and Panic”

Parkinson’s Disease By Stages

While we are used to hearing doctors frequently classify a diagnosis of cancer by stages, “you have stage 4 colon cancer”, or something similar, it is not often that we hear Parkinson’s described by stages. However, there are published stages that are loosely defined. While going through my husband’s medical notes this past week, IContinue reading “Parkinson’s Disease By Stages”