Care recipient (cr) has trouble doing daily tasks due to tremors in his or her hands

Try: Encourage the cr to reduce intake of caffeine which is found in coffee tea colas and chocolate if cr wants to use the right hand tell him or her to press the right elbow against the body with the left hand to try to stabilize the upper arm tell the cr to put a rigid brace on over the arm joint and then place some weight on the hand this may decrease the tremor or even restore control

Materials: Brace

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with parkinson parkinson’s disease by staff writer no date

Keywords: Tremors shakes shaky hands

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.