Preparing for the First Parkinson's Disease Fall
For Parkinson’s patients, a spill or tumble is an inevitable occurrence of the symptoms of the disease. Some live in fear of it as it’s not quite so simple as it is for everyone else. You can’t ever really adequately prepare for a fall, you can know that it’s eventually going to come, but unless it happens in your home or another environment that you have control over, all you can do is hope that it isn’t a truly bad spill. In your home there are things that you can do to prepare, and you can also prepare for the aftermath.
Because the disease progresses quite slowly, it’s easy when to catalog the advancement of symptoms with the aim of predicting how close you may be to the day that a fall occurs. Working closely with a physical therapist can help with many of the unanticipated results or reasons for a fall.