My mom has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. How much care will she need and what should I expect?

Admond Fong
Admond Fong
Senior Specialist

I’m sorry to hear about this.  I don’t want you to feel alone during this time of your life.  Parkinson’s disease may impact people in different ways and not everyone will experience all the symptoms of Parkinson’s, so it’s hard to determine how much care mom will need.  There are 5 typical stages that Parkinson’s disease will progress through.  Stage one being the initial stage that could show mild symptoms that may not even effect one’s activity of daily living (ADL’s) all the way through stage five which is the most advanced and debilitating stage.  Having a trained caregiver assist in the care of your mother can be good for both you and mom.  There are companies like Right at Home that can provide the assistance that mom will need and the care and understanding that you will need as well.  Please visit the National Parkinson Foundation website to learn more and also the Right at Home website to understand more about the services that are available for you and mom

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