Keri replied to the topic PD friendly recliner in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year, 2 months ago
Hi Anne. I bought my mom a very simple power lift recliner. It was about $900. I would advise to only choose something with 2 buttons (up and down). The lift brings her all the way up to almost standing. There are very nice options these days that don’t look ugly.
Keri replied to the topic Analyzing Finger Taps, Voice on Cellphone May Help in Diagnosis in the forum Parkinson’s Research News 1 year, 2 months ago
I work in clinical research and am the sole caregiver for my mom with Parkinson’s. We are getting ready to open a trial for a non-invasive neuromodulation device. This study will use tests like the finger tapping and walking with the smartphone to collect data. I think it’s really interesting and eliminates the opinion of the rater. Should pro…[Read more]
Keri replied to the topic Have you hired outside help? in the forum Living With Parkinson's Disease 1 year, 2 months ago
I had hired a lady for my mom through a friend’s personal recommendation. I didn’t want to go through an agency as they are really expensive and you really don’t know what you are getting. She was the same age as my mom so they connected well. It was great to have someone to keep her company, be there for help when she fell and do some light ch…[Read more]
Keri replied to the topic What has been your greatest challenge as a caregiver? in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year, 3 months ago
I totally get you Marie and Marjorie. I have been the only one helping my mom for a few years. I had to sell my home and move in w/her full time July of 2020 plus I work full time. Marie I hope you get that sisters get away next year. My sister is finally giving me a break next week and I am taking my dog and headed to the Outer Banks. I have…[Read more]
Keri replied to the topic Caregiver fatigue in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year, 3 months ago
Well said James.
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