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4 Reasons Why Exercising is Essential in Parkinson’s

Exercising is Essential in Parkinson's
Parkinson’s, being a disorder of the central nervous system, affects an individual's motor system and results in shaking, tremors, difficulty in walking, etc. While there are medications like Levodopa and Amantadine which are often prescribed, exercising (as an add-on activity) could be one of the best ways to stay healthy in Parkinson's. Let's understand how: 1 . It is proven effective...

A Guide to Reducing Fall Risk in Parkinson’s

Reducing Fall Risk in Parkinson's
Parkinson's fighters are at a higher risk for falls due to stiff muscles, freezing, and balance impairment. Falls can be mild or significant. But, the fear of falling in people living with Parkinson's is real. Luckily, certain modifications along with working with your doctor (to ensure that your treatments are optimal) can make you prevent fall around the home. Incorporate...

A Guide to Planning Daily Activities in Parkinson’s

Planning Daily Activities in Parkinson's
If you have been dealing with Parkinson's, you must have experienced fluctuations in your mobility and energy levels during the day. This can affect many aspects of your daily life. Setting your priorities right and planning your day carefully can make the effects of Parkinson's much less stressful and intrusive. After all, maintaining your energy level will help you improve...

9 Things to Do Following a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Parkinson's Diagnosis
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can be an unexpected and unwanted twist in your life journey. However, this unfortunate change can be an opportunity to negotiate how life will play out for you. Although you cannot completely control your future, making certain choices can set your path in the right direction. Smart planning, certain modifications, and keeping up the right...

Must-have Daily Aids for Parkinson’s

Daily Aids for Parkinson's
Tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, and unsteadiness in Parkinson’s can affect an individual’s daily life. As the neurological disorder progresses, daily routine tasks like eating, dressing, and writing turn into daunting tasks. Thankfully, some aids can make living with Parkinson's easy and carefree experience. We carried out a focus group research to find out what equipment are used by Parkinson’s...

Cooking Made Easy in Parkinson’s

Cooking Made Easy in Parkinson’s
It's much easier to maintain a healthy diet when you cook yourself.  However, Parkinson’s symptoms can often make doing so challenging and exhausting. Thankfully, smart planning can help you fall in love with cooking again. Mentioned below are some tools and tricks that can help you cook healthy, tasty meals safely and easily. As a thumb rule, don’t be tempted to do something...

How can Art help challenge Parkinson’s?

art help parkinsons
Many Parkinson’s fighters turn to art and enjoy the therapeutic effects and satisfaction it can bring to life. Apart from improving motor skills and reducing the tremors and muscle stiffness, Art seems to help Parkinson’s fighters by working on the subconscious, stimulating the imagination and promoting a sense of inner peace.  Although the mechanism for these positive changes is...

Talking to Kids About Parkinson’s

Talking to kids about Parkinson’s
The first question that accompanies a Parkinson’s diagnosis is - “How do I tell my children/grandchildren?” Being fearful, you might like to withhold the news. But being honest and open with them about the neurodegenerative disorder is usually best. When children know they are being kept informed, it helps make the experience less frightening. That being said, we understand...

Keep Your Dental Health in Check. Here’re 5 tips

dental health check
The four primary Parkinson’s symptoms - rigidity, tremors, bradykinesia, and postural instability make it hard to maintain daily oral hygiene regimen. When combined with medication fluctuations, the simple task of brushing or flossing turns into a nightmare. A hygienist, Parkinson's fighter will understand this nightmare, which can be compounded if he/she also has missing teeth or toothaches. Not being...

9zest Celebrates Parkinson’s Awareness Month with #IamUnshaken

Parkinson’s Awareness Month
9zest is celebrating Parkinson’s Awareness Month with its engagement campaign #IAmUnshaken on the web and social media. Aiming to address, discuss, and educate people about challenges posed by the neurological disorder, the campaign is creating buzz on social media already. #IAmUnshaken is an effort by Team 9zest to connect with Parkinson’s fighters across the globe, to make them more informed...