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Epoch care homes are for elders with specialized needs, focused on conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, PSP, stroke, cerebral atrophy etc.

Parkinson's disease (PD)

Parkinson’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disease characterized by changes in movement and posture. It is a progressive illness with symptoms starting from barely noticeable to obvious symptoms.

Parkinson’s disease has a prevalence rate of 0.5-1% in the 65-69 years old population. Its occurrence rises as age progresses and its incidence is second to Alzheimer’s disease. It is seen not only in elderly, but also in people between 21–40 years of age (termed as Early Onset Parkinson’s) and people below 20 years of age (Juvenile Parkinson’s). The onset of Parkinson’s before 50 years of age is termed Young Onset Parkinson’s.

Cause and symptoms

Parkinson’s is an idiopathic illness, which means that its cause is unknown. The signs and symptoms it presents are caused by the loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain called substantia nigra. This part of the brain is responsible for the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that links the brain and nervous system to coordinate body movements. Loss of dopamine results in uncoordinated body movements, thereby producing the signs and symptoms of the disease. Tremors, rigidity, and bradykinesia are the triad of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Due to Parkinson’s and its symptoms, elders may experience certain emotional and behavioral disturbances that can be difficult to manage. Some of these could be anger and stubbornness, low mood, impulsive behaviour, hallucinations and delusions.

Epoch Parkinson's Care Program

Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s at present, its symptoms can be managed effectively. It is a life altering condition, but it is not life threatening, meaning that the condition itself does not cause death/is not fatal.

Parkinson’s care plan involves psychological interventions, medical therapy, functional independence, safety, preventive measures and improving overall quality of life. Medications, physical and cognitive exercises, a healthy lifestyle and allied therapies have proven to be effective in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s and maintaining the quality of life; making it possible to live independently and productively. As the condition progresses, it is important to visit the doctor regularly so that the condition can be monitored and timely adjustments in medication can be made.

The comprehensive Epoch Parkinson’s Care Program is person centered. It can help in improving the physical and cognitive functions, and also improves the psychological and emotional wellbeing of the person. This care plan includes nutrition management, training in mobility, gait & balance, and aims to build strength & flexibility.

It will include various interventions such as:

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Cognitive stimulation

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Managing behavioral challenges

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Dietary management

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Speech therapy

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Physiotherapy

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Occupational therapy

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Medication management

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Have a look at these articles on Parkinson's disease care by our Head of Clinical Operations, Prasita Nair.

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Growing up around elders

Prasita Nair & Manya, Head of Clinical Operations

This is a true story experience about my daughter which I would like to share. I served in the Army as a Short Service Commission Officer. The experience of Indian Army made me strong enough to make my own decisions without anyone’s involvement. But, still...

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My plate of love for seniors

Jagdish Rewar, Food & Beverage Manager

My long association as a seasoned Food & Beverage Manager, with world’s best luxury hospitality properties and resorts, has taught me how to exceed the expectations of all kinds of guests. But, catering to elderly residents at Epoch Elder Care has given me an opportunity...

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“Elders - right to live with dignity”

Sunil Sharma, Head Of Asset Management

Having worked for over two and half decades with the best 5 star hotels nationally and Internationally, life was full of action. Ensuring quality and standards are met, for Country Heads, dignitaries, political leaders, people from the glamour industry and visiting guests, were...

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Finding Peace and Comfort through Spiritual Sessions: A Heartfelt Journey of Elderly Caregiving

Ram Sharma, Facility Manager, Frida House

Spiritual sessions help dementia elders with a sense of peace and comfort, helping them connect with their spirituality and find solace in their faith. At Epoch, we have elderly residents with dementia.

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Epoch - My Second Home

Jency Alukka, Facility Manager, Vermeer house

I am grateful to my team that supported me during the initial months and made my learning easier and now Epoch feels like my second home.

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Creating Smiles and Memories: My Time with Epoch Residents

Sanya Garewal, Clinical Prosthetist and Orthotist (Volunteer at Epoch Elder Care)

Epoch Elder Care for providing me and all the volunteers with the opportunity to work closely with the elderly residents and experience the immense joy it brings.

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