Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological condition that has a number of symptoms. Over time these symptoms will intensify and may cause issues with the individual being able to carry out daily tasks and be as independent as they used to be. Mobility equipment and WAV Vehicles like the ones from clarkemobility.com/ can help with this. There are also wheelchairs and walkers that can help with daily movements and pieces of equipment that can help them to dress themselves and feed themselves independently.
Many individuals with Parkinson’s will have issues with their balance, coordination and their posture. This is also often in conjunction with difficulties with their motor skills and functional mobility. As well as the need for extra support with their daily activities, individuals will also often experience higher instances of slips and falls. This can lead to a lack of confidence when out and about and with walking in particular.
This all needs to be taken into consideration when supporting people with the disease. There may be particular problems when looking to navigate uneven terrain and stairs. Where possible adjustments should be made to a person’s home to help them safely move around the house. This can include hand rails and ramps. As their condition progresses they may also need support with daily activities such as washing and eating and drinking.