An OT’s Simple Strategies for Living Well with Parkinson’s

Nancy Hillmer - Ask the Parkinson's Expert

In our last Ask the Parkinson’s Expert video, Nancy Hillmer explained how beneficial it is for people with Parkinson’s to work with an occupational therapist (OT). 

In this video, Nancy takes it further and explains practical actions you can take every day to improve your mobility, strength and quality of life while living with Parkinson’s.

This is a long video (31 minutes), but Nancy offers such useful, helpful and doable suggestions that it’s worth every minute. 



4 Main Factors and Influence Function in Parkinson’s

  1. Person (you)
  2. Method
  3. Environment
  4. Type of assistance needed

Need some assistance putting on shirts and sweaters? Bob invented a brilliant solution he calls “Bob’s Flunkey”. Watch this short 43-second video here and learn an easier way to get dressed.

For Further Learning

This video is packed with information. And as a bonus, Nancy mentions quite a few subjects and resources that you may want to learn more about. Dig in when you get a chance, and if you know someone who would find these resources valuable, please share.

Non-motor symptoms
Motor symptoms
Swallowing and aspiration
Fatigue in Parkinson’s
Facial Masking and Tips for More Expressive Communication for People with Parkinson’s
Why do I need a speech therapist?
LSVT Big
What is Freezing of Gait?
Treatments, Tools & Technology to Help You Live Well with Parkinson’s
U-Step Walker for People with Parkinson’s
What Might a Change in Arm Swing Mean for Someone with Parkinson’s?

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