April is Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Awareness Month. A red tulip is the symbol for Parkinson’s Disease. As with many other chronic conditions, Parkinson’s is on the rise in the United States. There are about 60,000 people diagnosed each year with this life-changing disease, and it is expected to increase substantially over the next 20 years! Many people with PD struggle with everyday tasks and rely on the help of a loved one. With the caregiver in mind, we created this bookmark outlining the care strategies titled, “TULIPS.”
We always believe that knowledge leads to better care! We are hoping this image will encourage caregivers and guide their efforts to do the best they can for their loved ones. It also helps us raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease! The TULIPS care strategies remind us that patience is important when we are working with someone with PD. Also, ensuring that patients take their medications on time, every time is critical!
Over the years we have cared for many people with this disease, and we would be happy to provide care to you or your loved one as well! We incorporate these strategies into the care plan and educate families as well on TULIPS. Need more information? Visit us on Facebook or give us a call at 844-543-3546!