My name is Mary Beth. I’m a new Forum Moderator here. My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013, and he and I decided we’d like to share some of his experiences on my column on Parkinsons News Today. We’ve been learning about PD-related topics together for a few months now. It seems like talking about challenges might make handling them a little easier. And I’m always interested in finding ways to alleviate some of those obstacles.
I recently wrote a piece that talked about small changes you can make to ease day-to-day challenges for PD patients. What kind of strategies do you use to combat PD symptoms like tremors and rigidity? Have you made any adjustments in your household to make living with PD easier? What is the single-most useful tip you might offer someone who’s struggling with mobility?