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When to Consider Hospice or Palliative Care for Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s disease is an illness of the central nervous system that affects movement and muscles. It begins with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand most of the time and then develops gradually. Hand tremors are the most obvious sign, though the disorder often features muscle stiffness, slowing, and jerking. 

It is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. The symptoms get worse over time. While it cannot be cured, there are medications to help improve the symptoms.

Palliative care can also help. Keep reading to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and palliative care.

Understanding Palliative Care and Parkinson’s

Palliative care is for people dealing with serious illnesses. It helps to provide patients with a great amount of relief from symptoms, pain, and stress of living with a serious illness such as Parkinson’s. The goal of palliative care is to make life easier and better for both you and your family.

It is often a team of doctors, social workers, nurses, and other specialists who work with your doctors to provide a comfortable blanket of support. This way, you get the very best care possible.

When and How to Get Palliative Care

If you are facing Parkinson’s disease or your loved one is dealing with Parkinson’s disease, it is important to ask your doctor for a referral. The earlier, the better in this instance. Parkinson’s is certainly hard to live with, but it becomes easier when palliative care is involved.

When you notice your symptoms worsening and the burden of your illness growing, it is time to consider palliative care.

Palliative care is a very important thing to consider when it comes to dealing with Parkinson’s disease. It is important to know that it is never too early to learn about the palliative care services available to you and your loved one. Palliative care can often help to ease the pain and stress of the situation. 

If you’re ready to learn more about palliative care for Parkinson’s disease, contact La Bella Vita Hospice today to learn more.

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