Parkinson’s disease is a complicated condition that can significantly affect movement, mood, thinking, sleep, bladder and bowel function.
Scientific research is making great strides in our understanding of what causes the condition and actively exploring therapies that may slow or even ultimately cure Parkinson’s disease.
For now, we have an excellent variety of medical and surgical treatments that can provide substantial improvements in controlling Parkinson’s symptoms and improving quality of life.
These therapies work best when coupled with a keen focus on sorting the motherhood stuff – sleep, exercise, mental wellbeing, bowel function, carer support and strategies to help with taking medications regularly and on time. Improving management in these domains is open to everyone living with PD, and can make a huge difference to symptom control. Our next series of blog posts explore these simple yet often highly effective interventions.