What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition, where the lack of the brain chemical dopamine causes peoples’ movement become slower. The cause of deficiency of dopamine is caused by deceased brain nerve cells.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s are:

  • Tremor (shaking)
  • Slowness of movement
  • Rigidity (stiffness)
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Eye problems
  • Falls and dizziness
  • Freezing
  • Pain
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Skin, scalp and sweating problems
  • Problems with sleep
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Problems with swallowing

The symptoms of Parkinson’s can be treated with medication, however there is no cure.

Trinity Homecare have a depth of experience caring for those with Parkinson’s; we understand the right support that is needed, and ensure it is tailored to the client’s needs.