Lifestyle tips for people living with Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects more than 10 million people around the world, making it the world’s fastest-growing brain disorder.
According to the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA), the most common symptoms are tremor, muscle rigidity and slowness of movement (motor symptoms) but some people can also experience non-motor symptoms such as pain, anxiety and depression. From exercising regularly to positivity, here are some practical tips provided by experts to cope with the symptoms and side effects of the disease:
Dancing or Tai Chi? We already know EXERCISE can help with rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s greatly. Recently, worldwide Parkinson’s expert Michael Okun, MD, shared the benefits of exercising, among other tips, on his book Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers highlighting that there is a part of the brain that can, in certain circumstances, overcome deficits and exercise can be used as a treatment. Some of the suggested types of exercise from the source include Dancing and Tai Chi as these are balance, mobility and mood boosters. …
Measurement and communication app for Parkinson’s Disease
A mobile app that instantly translates patient’s movement into clinical insight.
Did you know? More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease. Infrequent consultations cannot keep track of fluctuating and rare events and person-centered new technologies are paramount. This is what moves Kinetikos. We turn a smartphone into a medical-grade platform for accurate assessment of functional mobility and treatment monitoring. A Telehealth tool for clinical care and clinical trials that quantifies mobility during daily living activities and improves quality of life through continuum healthcare.
If you aren’t moved already, with Kinetikos you’ll surely be moved to measure. Now, let’s take a look at the app features. …
It´s been a year of challenges, especially in the healthcare sector, which has been pushed to adopt telehealth solutions and rethink digital tools that boost convenience, improve care and disease management and reduce hospitalization rates for high-risk adults. But also to patients who need us more than ever. This is good news to the way digital health innovations shape a new future for better care and support.
Now going back to the title, you read it right! Kinetikos won a grant from Portugal2020 — Centro 2020 to reinforce the investigation, technological development and innovation of Kinetikos4PD, a continuum and integrated person-centered solution that brings scientific accurate movement classification tools to Parkinson’s Disease treatment and enables remote care. …