If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease, with a little help they can live well for many years to come. In Denmark, about 12,000 people have Parkinson’s disease, while worldwide there are about 10 million. The majority are aged 60-62 when they are diagnosed, but the disease also occurs among younger people as young as their late 20s.
The early symptoms may be stiffness in the muscles, a frozen shoulder, and perhaps a shaking arm or leg when the body is at rest. Other symptoms may include fatigue, sadness, and lack of initiative.
Symptoms are relieved to some extent by medications that replace the brain’s natural dopamine. Physiotherapy and physical exercise can also relieve the symptoms of the disease.
How we can help
Our private nurses in North Zealand, Funen, or Jutland can help you or your relative who has Parkinson’s disease to create a structure and calm around them. Many Parkinson’s patients need support to take one thing at a time. There must not be too much noise and things can’t go too fast. Read more about our 24-hour care and reassurance visits.
In addition, our private nurses can help make sure you take your medication on time. This is important for you to get the best effect from the medication. In addition, a private nurse can help with daily training to maintain existing functions for as long as possible.
We can also create conditions for you to get a good night’s sleep. Many Parkinson’s patients find that going to the toilet at night can be very tiring and affect their quality of life. Here, a private nurse can help and make sure you get back into bed and calm down again. In this way, even people with severe Parkinson’s disease will have an improved quality of life in their own homes.
Read the story of how Erik with Parkinson’s disease got a new life with private nursing.
We also provide assistance to private hospice in your own home
Parkinson’s disease progresses differently from person to person. People with minor mobility problems and mild memory impairment will still be able to have a job and actively contribute to the family. It may be more difficult if the disease worsens or the patient is already experiencing balance problems, hallucinations, and cognitive problems.
If you have severe Parkinson’s disease, we will be able to provide you with care and support 24 hours a day. This gives you peace of mind and quality of life. Your relatives will also be relieved of having to worry about all the practical and health care issues and can concentrate on being a family to your loved one.
Facts about Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is called a neurodegenerative disorder because it affects the neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is closely linked to the brain’s reward system and controls desire and movement. Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are caused by a lack of dopamine in the deep nuclei of the brain.
The early symptoms can be stiffness in the muscles, a frozen shoulder, and shaking of an arm or leg. Other symptoms may include fatigue, sadness, and lack of initiative. In more severe cases, the patient may experience balance problems, hallucinations, and cognitive difficulties. The course of the disease varies from person to person. The disease cannot be cured, but medication, exercise, and physiotherapy can relieve symptoms.
Do you want to know more about private nursing care for people with Parkinson's disease?
Contact us for a no-obligation consultation on how we can provide you with private nursing care. The conversation can help clarify the need and options for private nursing care in your particular situation with Parkinson’s disease – either as a patient or as a relative.