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What can help someone who "freezes" in place because of Parkinson's disease?

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If someone with Parkinson's has trouble with "freezing" in place:

  • Have them rock from foot to foot to get moving again.
  • Place your foot in front of them or encourage them to visualize something they need to step over, to help them get moving again.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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