Parkinson's disease may not greatly disrupt your life. But for most people, the
disease becomes more disabling over time. Home treatment can help you adjust as
the disease progresses and help you stay independent for as long as possible.
The quality of your life may depend in part on
your ability to continue working, take care of a home, care for your family, and
remain independent. You may need adaptive devices such as canes or walkers as the disease progresses.
It is possible that the main title of the report Parkinson's Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Dealing with sexual function problems.
Talk to your doctor about your specific issues. He or she may be
able to suggest a change in your treatment, such as a change in your medicine
Dealing with depression. If you are
feeling sad or depressed, ask a friend or family member for help. If these
feelings don't go away, or if they get worse, talk to your doctor. He or she
may be able to suggest someone for you to talk to or give you medicine that
dementia. Dementia is common late in Parkinson's
disease. Symptoms may include confusion and memory loss. If you or a family
member notice that you are confused a lot or have trouble thinking clearly,
talk to your doctor. There are medicines that can help dementia in people with
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December 03, 2010
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