There are many forms of degenerative neurological disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and several others. As you may know, each of these diseases results in damage to neurons. Given that neurons are the foundation of the nervous system, damage to the neurons can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms ranging from loss of mobility to reduced cognitive function. In other words, a degenerative neurological disease makes it more difficult for your brain to perform its usual tasks such as communicating effectively with itself and with the rest of your body.
What can be done to treat degenerative neurological diseases?
Fortunately, although there is no complete cure for most degenerative neurological diseases, it’s often possible to improve the symptoms through various forms of treatment. Many patients see improvements by engaging in rehabilitative therapies. Depending on the patient’s unique symptoms, rehabilitative treatment can help improve the symptoms of certain physical impairments. Furthermore, experienced specialists can assist the patient and caregivers in finding creative solutions for coping with the symptoms of a neurodegenerative disease.
At Fox Subacute we offer a range of individualized care plans including physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy and many other treatment options. With the help of our skilled nursing staff, many patients are able to improve their quality of life following the diagnosis of a degenerative neurological disease.
If you or a loved one are looking for help managing the symptoms of a degenerative neurological disease, please contact us to learn more about how we can help or to request a tour of our skilled nursing center.