If you suffer from Parkinson’s disease, the first thing you should to is visit PALLADION. The disease is not a reason for resigning but an occasion for fighting. We will give this fight together, so that you claim what you deserve: the best possible quality of life. Famous people, such as the actor James Fox, have given the fight and managed to overcome fear, thus earning the gift of quality of life. Cases like this are an example of what we want to achieve for you.
In preparing a personalised rehabilitation programme, we consider the following:
- The patient’s history
- Their lifestyle and daily living needs
Their psychological state
Any form of special conditions that may arise during or after the treatment
The PALLADION team is, right from the start, an ally for the person suffering from Parkinson’s disease, while aiming at improving their functionality.
All therapeutic treatments performed by the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, to allow patients to regain maximum functioning and autonomy and return to their family, social and working environment.
6 questions about Parkinson’s disease
What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system, i.e. the brain. Some neural cells of the brain that are responsible for movement, muscles control, and balance cannot perform their role.
What are the effects of Parkinson’s disease?
Since the neural cells of the brain that are responsible for movement fail to play their role, the person gradually loses the ability to move, develops tremor, experiences walking difficulties, stiffness and sleep disorders. Lastly, in some cases, mental disorders may also arise.
What are the causes of Parkinson’s disease?
The causes of the disease are not known yet. Nevertheless, research has shown that environmental and genetic factors contribute to the occurrence of the disease significantly. The disease does not seem to be hereditary, even though there are certain rare cases where people of the same family environment suffer from the disease.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
There are two kinds of symptoms: kinetic and non-kinetic. Tremor in the hands and, more rarely, the legs, the head and the jaw, slowed movement, impaired balance, falls and stooped posture are the kinetic symptoms. The non-kinetic symptoms include depression, sleep disorders, illusions, constipation, trouble with urination and fatigue. If you have any of these symptoms, you must see a doctor urgently.
Can Parkinson’s disease be cured?
The symptoms of the disease are treated with medicines and other means.
What cutting-edge medical practices are implemented at PALLADION for treating Parkinson’s disease?
PALLADION is primarily interested in supporting the patient with the pioneering means it has available, in order to address the compounding symptoms of the disease. Our aim is to improve patient’s functionality. Therefore, we treat the tremor, the difficulties in moving and walking and we improve the patient’s quality of life. We are also interested in addressing the non-kinetic effects, thus focusing on maintaining patients’ memory to the best possible extent, addressing problems related to speaking and swallowing, while also being interested in preserving the patient’s good mental health.