In our previous article, we touched on some data on the most common neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease.
The second most common disease in silver age, is Parkinson’s, for which we will talk about in this article. It is a degenerative disease of the brain, progressively evolving.
The function of the brain’s nerve cells is affected and thus the gradual reduction of the mobility of the individual occurs.
This condition occurs on average at the age of 55-60 years.
Its main symptoms are stiffness, sluggishness, restlessness, balance, gait and sleep disorders, muscle and joint pain, frequent urination, constipation, sluggish thinking, depression, memory loss and lethargy.
The adverse effects of the Disease on the quality of human life are many and difficult.
The patient is overwhelmed by a constant fear of causing paralysis. His daily life becomes more and more difficult since day by day the patient is unable to cope with his activities as mobility decreases more and more.
The current Medical Practices are based on the treatment of the disease in terms of symptoms (through dopamine replacement – Levodopa administration). These are heavy medications.
In Leonia, we try to maximize the therapeutic benefit and at the same time to reduce unnecessary inconveniences and costs of treatments. We rely on specialized genetic tests, based on the body’s natural hormonal recovery, the administration of an individualized diet plan, as well as the application of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and protective or other biological mechanisms.
Our patients who undergo such treatments in our units gradually see their daily lives improve, their body reorganizes, their physical condition improves, and we try to minimize the chances of recurrence of the disease.
At Leonia, the Model Nursing Home for the elderly, we ensure that Parkinson’s patients can lead a quality life, free from the unpleasant symptoms of this disease.