PARKINSON’S DISEASE & THE PRODUCTS THAT HELP
About Parkinson’s Disease & Its Symptoms
Parkinson’s is a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disease which causes tremors, difficulty controlling muscle movement and coordination problems. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can either affect one side of the body or both.
Mobility & Accessibility Devices
There are a number of devices that help people with Parkinson’s disease remain safe and mobile. Your healthcare team can help you determine the devices that are best for you.
Bathroom Aids are essential for people with mobility impairments. Bath seats, transfer benches and bath boards, in combination with hand held showers, allow people to sit down while bathing to increase comfort and safety. Raised toilet seats make a toilet higher, making it easier for a person to stand up. Grab bars and toilet safety frames will also help to make bathrooms safer.
Lift Chairs are excellent devices that comfortably raise someone from or lower someone to a seated position. When the user is standing, the chair will gently lower them into a seated or reclined position. When they are seated, the chair will safely, securely and easily raise them to a standing position.
Commodes can be helpful for people who are not able to stand or who cannot stand for long periods of time, and are available with or without wheels. Those without wheels are typically used at the bedside and wheeled models can be rolled over a toilet. Shower commodes can also be used in an accessible shower.