Timothy Hudson commented on one of blogs recently. His comments prompted me to do some research so that I had a better understanding on freezing in Parkinson's. Many of my Parkinsonism symptoms were present at the time of diagnosis in 2012, but the freezing was not one of them. My periodic freezing started in early 2015. I am both inquisitive and scientific minded so I dug in to see what information might be available to help each of us to have better understanding and what might be ways to deal with it.
Approximately one in three people with Parkinson's will fall each year. While not everyone with Parkinson's will freeze. Freezing is an involuntary response that keeps the person from moving. It is a temporary situation. The cause of the freezing is not known. One of the main concerns is for the person to fall when the freezing occurs. Trying to force someone to move could cause them to lose their balance.
The two videos below were on YouTube, and I feel they give good insights for both the person experiencing the freeze and for care partners.
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