There are often specific topics that People with Parkinson's discuss amongst themselves and, as a group, we try to gather information from reputable sources to inform those discussions.
This page is dedicated to just this. It is not a page that gives opinions or instructs on what should be done. It simply provides a wide range of useful reading you would find on an internet search but puts it together for you on one page.
Please, if you find other useful articles, videos etc on the different topics we would love to hear about them.
'Hallucinations and delusions - that only happens to mad people!' Well, that is what many think and perhaps that is why we don't tend to talk about this topic. Experiencing hallucinations and delusions can be very worrying for both the Person with Parkinson's and the carer. If experienced, the problem needs to be discussed to provide help. Articles below give a good overview of the problem and what to do about it.
Most people with Parkinson's Disease rely on medications to provide relief from the symptoms of the disease. There is no magic pill or potion to cure the disease - all medications ONLY address symptoms and this is why, over time, the medications increase as the disease progresses and symptoms increase in number and/or intensity. Here are a few sites to investigate the medications, how best to use them, how to manage situations while taking them ... have a read and don't forget to question your GP, specialist and pharmacist about the medications you are using.
Not every person with Parkinson's Disease will experience vision problems. Many of us will have vision concerns simply due to the ageing process. However, for some, there might be vision changes that are Parkinson's, or PD medication, related! PD can affect any muscle in the body and the eyes have many, very important, small muscles. Problems can vary from dry and scratchy eyes, hallucinations, blurred and double vision to eyelids not opening, not opening fully or drooping away from the eyeball. There are some things that will help, and hopefully these articles might expand your knowledge so that you can feel more comfortable discussing any vision issues with your specialist, doctor or optician.
This decision is a hard one to make and will vary from person to person. While having Parkinson's Disease is an issue to take into account, as we grow older, we all need to make decisions with regard to our competence in driving - keeping both ourselves and others safe on the road! Here are some informative sites.
COVID is a new area of concern for PwP and their loved ones. While there has not been a lot of time for research there is certainly literature from reputable sites from which to glean information. Here are some of these sites.
Constipation is a symptom of Parkinson's Disease and, according to statistics, is one of the most likely symptoms to hospitalise its sufferer. Like falls, avoidance is by far the best solution. The following articles will explain and, perhaps assist, in that avoidance.