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Effective Communication With Your Loved One Who Has Parkinson's in Sacramento, CA

You are probably keen to the effects of Parkinson’s if your loved one currently suffers from it. Common symptoms of the crippling disease are trembling and hampered walking. Parkinson’s also makes communication challenging, creating problems for all involved. Although there are obstacles, communication with a loved one who has Parkinson’s is attainable if you are informed about the disease and the benefits of senior care services.


One thing that is burdensome about Parkinson’s is that symptoms can differ from person to person. Normally speech is affected most, resulting in stuttering, accelerated pace and softer tone. People with Parkinson’s also have trouble with nonverbal cues and body language. Recognize that you probably won’t be able to use hand gestures and facial expressions in conversation.


The ability to pay attention will be impacted as well, making conversations strenuous. It may be harder for your loved one to comprehend your words so you will need to be patient. Senior care services from Visiting Angels Sacramento can take the stress off your shoulders. Our caregivers are trained to help your senior with the challenges they face.


Keeping a close relationship with your loved one can be achieved by following this course of action:

  • Focus on the conversation. Make eye contact and sit down while talking. Avoid groups and speak one-on-one.
  • Be clear. Call your loved one by name instead of a pronoun. Make it obvious when you change subjects. Ask yes or no questions and avoid complex sentences.
  • Pick the right times. Your loved one’s responsiveness is affected by medication. Choose the correct time to talk to them.
  • Let them talk. It may be hard for you loved one to find the right word and interrupting can frustrate him or her. Wait for them to finish the sentence.

Parkinson’s and the challenges that come with it can leave both parties feeling alone. If that’s the case, it might be time to look into senior care services. Here are some options:

  • Caregiving professionals. Take time off to avoid caregiver burn-out. Hire a professional to make home visits while you reinvigorate yourself.
  • Speech therapists. Once your loved one is diagnosed, you should meet with a speech pathologist to make assessments on both speaking and swallowing. Speech patterns and tonality can also be improved.
  • Physical therapists. Occupational therapy is a good route for those who wish to use electronics and write legibly.

 

 Make sure not to stress yourself out too much as a caregiver. Learn about senior care services in Sacramento. Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s and ask questions frequently.

 

Call Visiting Angels Sacramento to learn about how our senior care services ensure that your loved one will  feel safe and comfortable in their own home.

Serving Sacramento, Del Paso, North Highlands, Pocket, Greenhaven including West Sacramento and Davis, CA

Visiting Angels MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO, CA
2026 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 916-273-9199
HCO #344700027

Serving Sacramento, Del Paso, North Highlands, Pocket, Greenhaven including West Sacramento and Davis, CA

Visiting Angels MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO, CA
2026 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 916-273-9199
HCO #344700027
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