Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition that can lead to an individual needing support from those working in Care Jobs Stroud as their symptoms begin to affect more of their mobility. The condition affects the brain and these areas become more damaged over time as the disease progresses.
There are a number of symptoms that are associated with Parkinson’s and these include:
- Body tremors that occur as involuntary movements in a number of areas of the body
- Movements that are slowed
- Muscles that are stiff and difficult to move.
The other symptoms that can occur as a result of the disease can cover a number of physical and psychological conditions such as:
- Problems with memory function and recall
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Anosmia – the loss of sense of smell
- Problems with balance that can lead to an increase in falls
- Anxiety and depression.
Parkinson’s occurs as a result of a loss of nerve cells in the brain that lead to a reduction in levels of dopamine. This then causes a number of the symptoms that are mentioned above as one of the dopamine’s functions is to help regulate movement within our bodies.
It is thought that most people who develop Parkinson’s do so after the age of 50 and more men are affected than women. There is currently no cure for the disease but there are treatments that are available to help reduce the symptoms that are experienced.