Mobility & Disability Products for Parkinson's Disease
There are over 70,000 Australians living with this condition. 65 years is the average age of diagnosis, although younger individuals can begin showing symptoms, in which the disease is referred to as Young Onset Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Disease affects the production of dopamine within the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter and is responsible for passing messages between cells. The disease is caused by the decline in the production of dopamine, resulting in difficulty of controlling movement, and can have a broader impact of other systems including cognition, bowel movements and smell. Due to the progressive and motor-impairing symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease; tremors, shaking and slowing of movements can change normal, mundane daily living activities into challenging and sometimes daunting tasks. We have selected from our product range items that we believe can assist you or your loved one in overcoming some of the daily challenges presented by Parkinson’s Disease.