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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Parkinson's Disease

The 411 on "Freezing" and Parkinson's Disease

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 02:46 PM

As many as one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson's disease, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Roughly one third of them will experience "freezing" episodes, which can lead to limited mobility, increased risk of falling, and reduced socialization. Fortunately, there are some ways caregivers can help people with Parkinson's disease manage their freezing episodes. Read on for a closer look at this phenomenon, along with caregiver tips for supporting quality of life while coping with freezing. Read More