"Thanks to advances made in medical treatment, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be kept under control for a longer period of time. Nevertheless, Parkinson’s disease remains a progressive disease which is accompanied by increasingly greater limitations in carrying out everyday activities. For many persons with Parkinson’s Disease (PwPs), this leads to major problems in social and societal participation. Occupational therapy focuses on increasing or, for as long as possible, maintaining the level of meaningful activities and societal participation of people with Parkinson's disease."
Ingrid Sturkenboom, Marjolein Thijssen, Jolanda Gons-van Elsacker, Irma Jansen, Anke Maasdam, Marloes Schulten, Dicky Vijver-Visser, Esther Steultjens, Bas Bloem, Marten Munneke
"For occupational therapy to be effective for people with Parkinson’s, three key principles must be understood and incorporated wherever possible into all therapy interventions:
Ana Aragon and Jill Kings