Bathroom

Bowel and bladder function can be impacted by Parkinson’s, and a significant number of falls with injury at home occur in the bathroom. The videos on this page will help you make small changes to the environment and routine to help lessen problems.

Part 1 offers a variety of tips to help the person with Parkinson’s maintain safety while bathing and moving in the bathroom. Part 2 provides ways to help the person with Parkinson’s with toileting and oral hygiene.

The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).

Tip sheets to download
Books
Resources on the web
Videos
Groups that can help