April 01, 2021 2 min read
As we age, we may find it difficult to move around as freely as before. The loss of mobility can be challenging as it affects our independence and increases the chances of falling. Read on to find out what we can do to manage mobility loss.
There are multiple reasons which may contribute to mobility loss. Common causes include conditions such as:
Parkinson’s is a type of central nervous system disorder that makes it difficult for the body to control muscles. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes it starts from a barely noticeable tremor. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement which affects the way we walk, talk, or perform other daily activities. These symptoms often limit range of motion, affect balance and impact overall mobility.
Persons with advanced stages of Dementia may be easily disoriented and prone to falls. Managing these issues requires caregivers to take preventative steps to prevent falls and create a safer home environment.
Being less mobile can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to being very active. It may have an impact on your quality of life as you become less able to do the things you are used to doing. Some common effects include:
Speak to your doctor or nurse if you’re having any problems with mobility. They can address any specific problems that are affecting your mobility. They can also refer you to other health and social care professionals who can help, such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
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