Early signs of Parkinson's
Symptoms for parkinsonian disorder were first reported in 1817 by James Parkinson, disease that was later to bear his name. They appear gradually and the affected person only gets worse over time.
The most obvious early and cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
- involuntary rest tremor of various parts of the body,
- slow movement,
- postural instability,
- muscle rigidity.
The other physical and psychological symptoms include depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, constipation,balance and coordination deterioration, anosmia, cognitive issues and other mental or emotional problems.
Parkinson's disease care
At Audley Care, we find a carer's assistance and regular communication being vital for our customers and their families. This is especially important when dealing with customers who have limiting conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
For families who are not able to visit regularly, we can provide daily phone or email updates that can be comforting for everyone. It is also possible - with consent - for family and friends to access our care logs to monitor customer wellbeing. We find this offers reassurance to families who live further away as they are able to review treatment notes and maintain frequent contact with our team.