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Transcript of Parkinson's Disease
Strategies for living well may include:
Performing activities that may benefit you and your symptoms - painting, tai-chi, exercise – to take charge of your life with PD. Connect with the PD community and become informed about PD.
Managing nutrition and medications – to maintain the highest quality of daily living with PD.
Getting involved in advocacy, clinical trials, support groups, and educational conferences – to be both a benefactor and a participant in the community.
Planning ahead to maximize adaptation to this disease on your own terms; to make living well at home and work a priority at every point in the disease process by using assistive technologies, the expertise of allied professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and nutritionists, when needed (Parkinson's Disease Foundation). http://www.pdf.org/en/living_pd 1987 2011 Carlton Gobin was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at age 52 http://www.pdf.org/en/causes Carlton Edwin Gobin passed away on October 18th, 2011 after battling this disease for 25 years. 2005 The progression of Parkinson's Disease in Carlton Gobin 1990 Carlton had to stop working as a mechanic from the family garage. His fine motor skills were no longer there and he could no longer do the job that he had done for his entire life. The initial stages 2000 The progression of the disease in just 5 years. Carlton had to stop driving. He could no longer drive because the tremors did not allow him to drive straight. It also became hard for him to keep control of the wheel. 2002 2003 Carlton's wife Beverly had to stop working in order to care for him. Carlton could no longer stay by himself for the duration of a work day. Carlton was forced to give sell his horses and give up the hobby that he loved so much. (but because he could no longer have horses, he got two goats!) Carlton began attending Adult Day Care in order to give his wife a daily break and so he could keep active with other elderly people. 2006 2008 Carlton became wheelchair bound. His legs could no longer carry/support him. As a result, he had virtually no balance. 2009 Carlton could no longer feed himself on his own.Someone had to feed him his food because he did not have the strength or coordination to move his food to his mouth. In early September of 2011, Carlton was brought to the hospital because of pneumonia. From this point on, he could only eat foods with the consistency of honey.He would spend the rest of his life at a rehab center. Final stages and rapid deterioration Middle phases