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What are tips for standing up if you have Parkinson's disease?

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  • Bend slowly at the waist and touch your toes before trying to get up from a seated position.
  • Once standing, remain in place for a few seconds before trying to walk to help you regain your balance.
  • Use a cushion or book to add height to your chairs and add firmness. This will decrease the distance when sitting or standing.
  • To make it easier to get out of bed, tie a sheet to the bed post and knot the other end so you can pull the sheet to rise to a sitting position.

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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