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Parkinson disease caregiver training program

Parkinson Disease Caregiver Training Program

  • Philosophy

  • Goals

  • Purpose of Training

  • Outcome – expectations

  • Certificate of Completion


What is parkinson disease

Page 4

What is Parkinson Disease?

A chronic (ongoing) and slowly progressive neurological (involving the nervous system) condition….medically classified as a

“movement disorder”

The cause is unknown and there is no cure – treatments are to minimize symptoms and maximize functional abilities

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1.2 Million people in the US have PD

4.0 Million world-wide


Early detection of parkinson disease

Page 4

Early Detection of Parkinson Disease

Initially, mild symptoms can come and go --

often mistaken for normal aging.

The most commonly noticed first symptom -- one-sided

shaking of the hand

25% do not have a tremor, but may feel --

Easily fatigued

Slow moving

Change in gait (walk) and balance


Hallmark signs of parkinson disease

Page 5

Hallmark Signs of Parkinson Disease

Hallmark Signs of PD include:

Resting tremor – when limb not in motion

Slowness – Bradykinesia

Rigidity – stiffness in limbs

Loss of balance, tendency to fall backwards


What caregivers should watch for

Page 5

What Caregivers Should Watch For

Difficulty arising from chair

Difficultly changing position in bed

Hands and fingers less mobile

Muffled speech or low voice volume

Shuffling gait – tendency to drag foot

Reduced eye blinking

Less frequent swallowing

Anxiety and depression, difficulty concentrating

Constipation, low blood pressure,

sleep disorder


What is wearing off

Page 11

What is Wearing-Off?

When symptoms begin to reappear or become

noticeably worse before it is time to take the

next scheduled dose of medication

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Important to know this so you can adjust therapy to provide better control of the symptoms


Performing caregiving duties yourself

Page 56

Performing Caregiving Duties Yourself

You can receive training from:

  • Social service agencies

  • Hospitals

  • Community schools

  • The American Red Cross

  • Area Agency on Aging


Safety safety safety

Page 60

Safety, Safety, Safety

“Among all age groups “falls” ranked as the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States. Of those who survive a fall, 20-30 percent will suffer debilitating injuries that affect them the rest of their lives.” (National Safety Council, Report on Injuries in America, 2003)

FIRST PRIORITY IS SAFETY

  • Many accidents can be prevented

  • Ask a relative or friend to survey the home

  • Your comfort, convenience, and safety

    are also important

  • Leave a blanket, pillow, and phone on the floor.

    In case of a fall, the person can stay warm and call for help.


Dressing someone with pd

Dressing Someone with PD

Dressing is easier with a routine – don’t be rushed

Dress the person while sitting - lay clothes out in the order they will be put on – choose loose-fitting garments and avoid busy patterns if the person has dementia

Try adaptive equipment, such as a button hook, or Velcro fasteners

If a person is bedridden, avoid wrinkles in

clothes and bedding.

Page 154


Where to borrow equipment and supplies

Page 81

Where to Borrow Equipment and Supplies

  • PD Support Groups, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Visiting Nurses Association

  • National Easter Seal Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society,

  • Charity organizations, churches,

    senior centers, leisure clubs

    Never buy equipment from a telephone solicitor, a door-to-door salesman, or a person who calls on you before the doctor or hospital discharge planner has told you what equipment will be needed.


Special diet for parkinson disease

Page 197

Special Diet for Parkinson Disease

Protein management may be helpful for some patients with on/off motor fluctuations in response to levodopa.

Levodopa and protein interaction

Nutritional guidelines for those with PD

PD slows gastric mobility

Most benefit from taking levodopa on empty stomach


Basics of exercise

Page 209

Basics of Exercise

Good fitness is made up of three types of exercise:

  • Stretching – always stretch before exercising.

  • Strengthening – in home or gym

    3-lb easy grip weights are useful

  • Aerobics – works heart and lungs as well as large muscles


Preventing back and neck injuries

Page 228

Preventing Back and Neck Injuries

To prevent injuries to yourself, get plenty of rest and maintain:

  • optimal nutrition

  • physical fitness / muscular strength

  • good body mechanics

  • a stress management program


Emergencies

Page 244

Emergencies

  • Many injuries can be avoided throughpreventive measures

  • Once a serious accident or sudden illness is obvious, do not delay calling for help.

    Make sure 911 is posted on your phone


Eating 3

Eating (3)

Eating Problems and Solutions

Drooling- remind the person to swallow

Spitting out food – offer/suggest small bites

Difficulty chewing & swallowing

Eating with fingers

Page 177


Dressing someone with pd1

Dressing Someone with PD

Dressing is easier with a routine – don’t be rushed

Dress the person while sitting - lay clothes out in the order they will be put on – choose loose-fitting garments and avoid busy patterns if the person has dementia

Try adaptive equipment, such as a button hook, or Velcro fasteners

If a person is bedridden, avoid wrinkles in

clothes and bedding.

Page 154


Speech and swallowing

Speech and Swallowing

Speech

Most people with PD have gradual decreases in voice volume or ability to speak clearly

Targeted speech therapy programs (LSVT)

Singing – great exercise for the voice!

Swallowing

Swallowing changes

Swallowing evaluation

Swallowing checklist

How to improve swallowing

Coping with drooling

Page 178


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