Can Exercise Help Overcome the Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease?

Healthy Senior Man in GYMThe results of remaining physically active throughout aging are considerable, but for those with Parkinson’s, it could truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several recent studies are showing direct links between regular exercise for seniors and Parkinson’s, such as the largest clinical study to date, for which patients who exercised at least 2½ hours per week attained a greater total well-being than those who refrained from physical exercise. And that is only the beginning. [Read more…]

3 Ways Residences by Regency Is Improving Life for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's care AtlantaIf Parkinson’s disease is a part of your life or that of a loved one, there’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Michael J. Fox, Mohammad Ali, Charles Schulz, Billy Graham, and Janet Reno are just a few of the many public faces of Parkinson’s, and they’re joined by over a million less-famous diagnosed Americans (with 50,000 – 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation). [Read more…]

Top Tips from Regency Home Care of Georgia for Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

During the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, the majority of a person’s care can be provided in the home from family caregivers. However, Parkinson’s can present some unique challenges for caregivers. The following are some tips to help family members provide better care for their loved ones. [Read more…]

Understanding Parkinson’s: The Five Stages

Parkinson’s disease is different for each patient. For some people, Parkinson’s symptoms are mild, while in others the symptoms are much more severe. While it’s difficult to predict how Parkinson’s will affect a person, the disease does appear to move through five stages. [Read more…]