Elder Care in Minnesota: Parkinson’s Care

Although Parkinson’s disease is not fatal itself, the Centers for Disease Control lists Parkinson’s complications as the 14th leading cause of death in America.  Seniors are generally at a higher risk for Parkinson’s disease, the neurodegenerative brain disorder with common symptoms of tremors, slow or uncontrolled movement, and impaired balance. An estimated 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and 50,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.  Here is Michael J. Fox discussing his Parkinson’s diagnosis on PBS’s Frontline:

To help increase awareness and raise funds for beating the neurological disorder, May 4 is Moving Day Twin Cities at Hilde Center and Park in Plymouth.  To register or make a donation, visit the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota website.

Right at Home Twin Cities & South Suburbs co-owner Paul Blom is the president of the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota, and Right at Home corporate, as a leading assisted home care provider, is a national Moving Day Sponsor and partners with the National Parkinson Foundation to advocate for cutting-edge treatment and c are for individuals with Parkinson’s.

To help those involved in the care for older people with Parkinson’s—both those who work as professional at-home caregivers and those who are family caregivers—we provide several helpful blogs on the basics of the disease and the care for those living with it.

Parkinson’s: An Introduction

The Parkinson’s Primer:  What is Parkinson’s Disease?

The Parkinson’s Primer:  10 Tips for Parkinson’s Care

Carol Hauser, M.A.



April 9, 2013

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