Parkinson's Disease (cont.)
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There is no known way to prevent Parkinson's disease.
Research has shown that people who eat more fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and omega-3 rich oils (sometimes known as the Mediterranean diet) and who eat less red meat and dairy may have some protection against Parkinson's disease. But the reason for this is still being studied.4
Early on, Parkinson's disease may not greatly disrupt your life. But for most people, the disease becomes more disabling over time. Home treatment can help you adjust as the disease progresses and help you stay independent for as long as possible. The quality of your life may depend in part on your ability to continue working, take care of a home, care for your family, and remain independent. You may need adaptive devices such as canes or walkers as the disease progresses.
Aspects of home treatment that are important for a person with Parkinson's disease include:
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