Every year on 11 April, we pay tribute to World Parkinson’s Day, a day set aside to raise awareness for the millions of brave people all over the world living with Parkinson’s disease.
With limited treatment options, rapidly increasing rates, and no known cure to Parkinson’s disease, it is more important than ever to bring attention to the disorder. By educating the public, fundraising, advocating for equal rights and supporting your local communities, you can help support the Parkinson’s population with their ultimate goal of finding a cure.
Read on to learn more about Parkinson’s disease, how Acorn Stairlifts supports Parkinson’s patients, and how you can help your loved ones with Parkinson’s reach new heights in their journeys.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition caused by the deficiency of dopamine due to nerve cells dying that would normally produce the chemical.
Furthermore, Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, ranking as the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, an estimated 7 to 10 million people live with the disorder globally, with about 10,000 of these Parkinson’s patients living in New Zealand.
What are Some Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms?
Some Parkinson’s disease symptoms include body tremors, stiffness, slowness in movement, and impaired mobility. However, these are just a few of the over 40 symptoms that accompany Parkinson’s Disease. Although Parkinson’s Disease also has a profound impact on mental health and can lead to depression, anxiety, memory issues, hallucinations, and delusions, perhaps one of the biggest physical blows is the devastating effect it has on mobility.
With symptoms such as involuntary movements, muscle weakness, freezing in place, dizziness, general pain, and impaired vision, staying mobile cannot only seem impossible but can also prove to be extremely dangerous for people with Parkinson’s. This is especially true when attempting to move up and down a steep and slippery set of stairs. Falls are already the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, but mobility impairments caused by Parkinson’s Disease, in combination with the increased risk with older age make fatal falls even more likely.
How Does Acorn Stairlifts Support People with Parkinson’s?
Here at Acorn Stairlifts, we advocate for all people, whether they are disabled, elderly, living with chronic diseases, or incapacitated. Our mission is based completely on the idea of providing people with limited independence and mobility the chance to live their lives to the fullest with the opportunity to soar above the obstacles that oppress them.
People that suffer from Parkinson’s Disease deserve their independence and mobility as much as anyone else. Just because they have impaired mobility doesn’t mean that they should be frozen in place, missing out on precious moments and waiting for their caretakers to come back for their lives to finally resume.
With the help of Acorn Stairlifts, you or your loved ones with Parkinson’s Disease will not have to be dependent on the schedules of others to start living your life to the fullest again. With one of Acorn’s dependable, high-quality stairlifts, you can take back your independence and mobility while staying safe.
Lift You and Your Loved One’s Lives with an Acorn Stair Lift
Acorn stairlifts are not just known for being one of the most innovative and safest products on the market, but we are also known for specifically catering our chairlifts for the elderly, the disabled, people recovering from an injury, and anyone that struggles with mobility limitations.
Acorn is the first and only stairlift company in the world to earn the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation in all models of our products. This means that from the initial unpackaging of the product to the actual use of our stairlifts, all steps of the process were found to be simple and comfortable for patients with moderate to severe Arthritis. As Arthritis has overlapping symptoms with Parkinson’s Disease such as shaking, pain, and impaired mobility, Acorn stairlifts are user-friendly for a variety of disabilities.
Besides being simple to use, Acorn stairlifts come in a variety of models from curved stairlifts for stairs with bends and twists, to straight stairlifts for stairs that go straight up and down, and even stairlifts for outdoors so that you can enjoy the beauty of nature. Acorn is also known for our quick and easy stairlift installation because our chairlifts attach directly to the stairs and never the wall. Your home’s style or structure will never be compromised to fit our chairlifts, as Acorn stairlifts are customised to fit your home and needs.
To receive a free, no-obligation quote and one-hour home survey, contact Acorn Stairlifts today. Don’t wait any longer to start regaining your independence and mobility and living your life to the fullest.