If you were no longer able to make or communicate decisions for yourself about your health or property it is important that you have someone to act on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney gives this person the legal right to do this.
For people with Parkinson’s, keeping a diary about how they are coping with their Parkinson’s, their medications, and any problems they experience can be very useful. It can also be of benefit for carers to record their experiences of caring.
In order for you to get the most out of your doctor and specialist appointments, you may find it useful to complete this form over the week prior to the appointment so you don’t forget to mention concerns you have about your health.
Some people with Parkinson’s find they have problems with their feet. This may be a result of the difficulties they have with their gait and walking, or bending over to take care of their feet. Here’s how to stay on top of foot health.
There is always a danger of carers trying to help their loved ones up after a fall when they are not sure how to do so safely. In this piece by Tara Martin, who is Clinical Lead at On the Go Physiotherapy, Christchurch, tells you how.
Parkinson’s needn’t stop you going on holiday overseas. Many people with Parkinson’s travel regularly. However, when anyone prepares for a trip it typically involves doing quite a few little jobs before they go.