Parkinson’s can make a person much more prone to falling down, leading to sometimes very serious injuries.
Is this something you deal with often? Have you made any renovations around your home to “fall-proof” it? Do you use a walker or cane to steady yourself? Do you have a medic alert bracelet in case you fall outside your home and need to communicate health information to strangers? Have you found that a consistent exercise regimen or certain medications have helped you prevent falling?
In case you haven’t seen it, a couple of years ago Parkinson’s News Today shared a video in which Heather Knight, a physical therapist, talks about managing the risk of falling. Check it out here.
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