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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease is a growing and more pervasive illness in the United States. At our agency, we have many clients who suffer from Parkinson’s. Of those clients, many are faced with other ailments of advanced age such as heart and lung disease, dementia or advanced Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease is a difficult challenge, as it affects lives in many ways. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and there is important information to share about this illness and hopes for advancing quality of life and potential cures.

Last week, Parkinson’s expert Dr. Michael Okun was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change. Dr. Okun is the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF) and serves as a true leader in the efforts to advance Parkinson’s research and to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients. Please read the attached link to Dr. Okun’s speech and let’s discuss some ways we may help your loved one with Parkinson’s.

As Dr. Okun states, one of the most common questions he gets from people is what can they do to make the lives of Parkinson’s sufferers better? We find and refer skilled caregivers who attend to their clients’ fundamental needs like preparing a fall-free environment, lending ambulatory assistance or gait supervision, and assisting with numerous tasks of daily life. We understand that working to promote the dignity and quality of life of our clients is of utmost importance in supplementing the medical advances that Dr. Okun and thousands of other experts are striving for every day. Here in South Florida, our senior population has a growing need for Parkinson’s care. Call us and let us assist you or your loved one with Parkinson’s to live a better life!