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The Effect of Parkinson’s on Mobility

In the UK, two people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every hour. [1]  Because of this, it is estimated that around 127,000 people are currently living with the condition in Great Britain. The effects that Parkinson’s can have on a person’s life can be heart-breaking. Every day tasks like using the stairs or even making a cup of tea can be made extremely difficult by the symptoms.

Parkinson’s sufferers lack dopamine (a chemical found in the brain) because specific nerve cells inside their brain have died. [1] Because of this, movements are restricted and often slower. One of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is tremors, in which a part of the body will shake uncontrollably. Other symptoms include muscle stiffness and slowness of movement.

We recently visited a client regarding a Bison 80 Stairlift for him and his wife. Our client suffers with Parkinson’s and his wife suffers with heart problems. Because of their health conditions, using the stairs had become strenuous and unsafe for the couple. After finding us on the internet, they gave us a call.

The day following their enquiry, a member of our team arrived at their home to carry out a survey and talk through the options with the couple. Once a decision was made on a Bison 80 curved stairlift, we were able to prepare the model for installation the very next day!

Bison 80 Stairlift

Thanks to our fantastic team of installers, the stairlift was installed quickly so that our client and his wife could test it out straight away. They were more than happy with how easy the stairlift was to operate and said they would recommend Leodis to others.

If you’d like some more information on any of our models or would like to arrange a home survey, contact Leodis today on 0800 5426045.

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