Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder, meaning symptoms get worse over time. Parkinson’s is also unpredictable with fluctuating changes in condition. At times, these changes can happen daily. This presents unique challenges to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. We will shed light on how to deal with some of them below.
Feelings of exploitation: The unpredictable nature of Parkinson’s can lead to these on the part of the caregiver. This is because a person with Parkinson’s may be able to function normally one day but find themselves unable to do certain tasks the next. Communication is key here, as well as understanding from the caregiver. Fluctuations like this are a part of the disorder.
Medication management: Parkinson’s treatment can involve many medications. Oftentimes, these medicines are taken throughout the day. Keeping up with so many medications can be daunting. Categorized pill dispensers can help with organization. Keep a careful log of what medicines they are taking, what time they take them, and how many they’ve taken. This can help you keep track of your loved one’s medicines and know when to reorder them.
The challenges faced by Parkinson’s caregivers are many. Remember, we are here to help in situations like these. Our caregiving services can help with a range of tasks related to Parkinson’s care.