Caring for Parkinson's disease
When caring for Parkinson's, HonorHealth's team focuses on treating all aspects of the disorder. Beyond problems with movement, Parkinson's can present challenges for thinking, emotions and the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, which controls heart rate, digestion, breathing and more.
It's a complex disease that requires strong communication and collaboration throughout HonorHealth's network — among neurologists, nurses, physical therapists and related staff. With each technology and treatment, you are the focus, surrounded by your family, caregivers and our team.
Because every case of Parkinson's is different, the neurological team will do all it can to fine-tune treatments to an your specific needs.
Treatment for Parkinson's depends on the severity and stage of the disorder. Medication can greatly improve quality of life in mild and moderate cases. However, dosages are typically adjusted as the disease progresses.
In the meantime, surgical procedures are reserved for patients who face severe symptoms and drug-related side effects.
Unfortunately, neither approach can reverse damage caused by the disease or completely eliminate symptoms.