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Discussing the Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease and treatment by Prestige Home care Orlando

Discussing the Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, researchers have discovered information that explains how it occurs. A neurotransmitter called dopamine is largely responsible for the onset of Parkinson’s and its symptoms. Orlando Prestige Home Care can further explain what PD is and how dopamine plays a role in the disease.

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease typically affects elderly people. It is a progressive illness that affects the nervous system and causes stooped posture, decreased mobility, and muscle rigidity and tremors. The disease is degenerative and worsens at a gradual rate that varies from person to person. People who experience severe symptoms due to Parkinson’s typically require Orlando live-in home care coupled with PD treatments to manage the symptoms. The exact cause is not yet known, and there is no cure readily available, but there are treatment options that help alleviate symptoms.

How Do Dopamine Levels Affect Parkinson’s?

When areas of the brain like the corpus striatum and the substantia nigra, which control and maintain muscle movement, are damaged, Parkinson’s disease occurs. Certain neurons produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which transmits the messages and signals between these brain regions and the rest of the body. When those nerve cells die or can no longer function, they produce less dopamine than the brain requires. When the brain cannot transmit electrical signals and messages to the body with the help of dopamine, it causes the mobility impairments experienced by seniors with PD.

Parkinson’s is not fatal, but it can cause serious complications that are life threatening. That being said, elderly people with PD are not without comfort or relief thanks to treatments, therapies, and Parkinson’s care for Orlando seniors. Prestige Home Care caregivers focuses on socialization, physical activity, and a healthy diet, to help seniors enhance health and overall life quality. Call us today at 407.232.7155 to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career.Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly’s primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being.The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly’s resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.