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What are some bathing tips if you have Parkinson's disease?

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  • Use a shower chair.
  • Use a hand-held hose.
  • Use a long-handled sponge or scrubbing brush.
  • Use soap-on-a-rope, bath mitts, or sponges with soap inside or a soft soap applicator instead of bar soap.
  • Use lukewarm water, as very hot water can cause fatigue.
  • Sew straps on towels to make them easier to hold while drying.
  • Put a non-skid rug on the floor outside the tub so you don't slip.
  • Put a towel on the back of your chair and rub your back against it to dry, or use a terry cloth robe instead of a towel to dry off.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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