It is estimated that somewhere between 500,000 and one million Americans suffer from Parkinson's Disease. While the most common symptoms are muscle tremors and impaired balance and coordination, many with Parkinson's also experience slower gestures and movements, and a softer tone of voice.
A therapy program called LSVT BIG offers patients a chance to address these symptoms. The program helps patients "recalibrate" in order to recognize when their movements or speech may be slower than they think. The customized program is 4 weeks long followed by daily at-home exercises. The program can help patients with small motor movement like writing, as well as tasks that require more movement like getting dressed or getting into bed.
Happier at Home's Deb Marcello joins us in the studio to tell us more.
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