How Parkinson’s Disease Could Affect your ability to work and do household chores

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is likely to affect your efficiency at work and ultimately your relationship with your employer and co-workers. Depending on the severity of the symptoms that you exhibit, there are times when other people, even without knowing what exactly you are suffering from, will tell that something is the matter. The question then is whether you should disclose what you are suffering from or keep it a secret.  Doing normal house hold chores like vacuuming and dishes can be impossible.  There are service providers you can hire like this Spokane Carpet Cleaning Company we hire to help some of our patients.  But you can’t help with every house chore.
Risk of getting fired
Whenever they think about sharing their stories with employers or co-workers, most people suffering from PD will certainly be concerned that such disclosures could make them get fired. Of course no employer will fire you because of your disease (they do not want to be sued for discrimination) but they could create other excuses and you could eventually find yourself out of work.
Whether you tell your story or not, chances are that people around you will start making wild guesses. If your PD gets exhibited in the form of slurred speech, people might start assuming that you come to work drunk and this will get you punished. So, shouldn’t you just let your employer know what you are suffering from?
Your employer could show great understanding
While the fears that a person suffering from PD has are legitimate, many people who openly discuss their conditions with their employers are usually pleasantly surprised to find that employers and co-workers react to their plight with great understanding and sympathy. An open discussion also gives you the opportunity to educate the people around you about the reality of living with PD. Such sharing could not only help you but could also make your employer and co-workers get interested in getting involved PD support groups as fundraisers.
If your PD has not made you completely unable to work, it is possible for you and your employer to find ways in which you can be retained in the workplace productively. If, for instance, you are unable to pick on huge tasks, you can work to see how such tasks could be broken down into small bits that you can take on while allowing time for you to get adequate rest.
However you look at it, the reasonable way to deal with PD at your workplace is to discuss it with your employer and co-workers. While not every employer is expected to react positively, in most cases you’ll find that you are treated with understanding.