Tips for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a mental disorder. Patients need to be taken care of with dedication and understanding.

Here are some tips for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease.

  1. Be organised and keep data related to the Parkinson’s patient in order. Medical notes, insurance, records, appointments, telephone numbers of clinics and doctors, and medication details should be kept in folders that can be easily accessed.

  2. While taking care of a loved one who has Parkinson’s disease, do take time out for yourself. If you get overstressed, it will be of no benefit to the patient.

  3. Understand the medical insurance policy that covers the patient.

  4. Joining a support group is a great way to learn new facts and get help. Spending some time with other caregivers can also help you feel re-energized.

  5. Get more information about the disease by reading about it. Being well informed will improve your understanding about the disease and the needs of the patient.

  6. Be patient and expect mood swings. Some days will be good while others will test your patience and wear you down.