Looking for a bed for Parkinson?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s in the United States.
60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone, and new studies show that estimated 1.2 million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s disease by 2030.
Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:
- Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor are possible.
- Bradykinesia (slowness of movement)
- Limb rigidity
- Gait and balance problems
All of these symptoms can make it hard, painful or even impossible to get out of bed without help. RotoBed® has good experiences with users suffering from Parkinsons. Thanks to the rotation mechanism, the user (or a relative/caregiver) only needs to press one single button, and the bed gently rotates the user to a sitting exit position.
If you wish to know more about our helpful bed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to learn more about Parkinson’s disease, you can visit www.parkinson.org.