Wearingoff.eu for Parkinson's patients
Wearingoff.eu is an online service offered by Orion providing information about Parkinson’s disease and support for patients and their caregivers in an easily understandable format. The site also helps patients in recognising their symptoms and discussing them with their doctors.Wearingoff.eu is an online service launched by Orion providing information about Parkinson’s disease, support for patients and their caregivers and tips and tools for coping in everyday life – all in an easily understandable format. The site also helps patients in recognising their symptoms and discussing them further with their doctors.
In the jungle of complex websites, wearingoff.eu stands out as a clear and usable service. The site doesn't contain any product advertising.
Tools provided by wearingoff.com include, for example, a questionnaire helping patients to understand their symptoms, and a diary that can be used to follow the daily condition. Moreover, the English and Finnish versions of the site host bloggers who share their experiences in living with Parkinson's.
Wearingoff.eu got its name from fluctuations typical of Parkinson's disease. When initiating the treatment with levodopa, which is the most efficacious medication for Parkinson's disease, symptoms remain under the patient's control during the entire day. As the disease progresses, however, the action of levodopa gradually wears off and its improving effect on symptoms becomes more irregular.
Wearingoff.eu helps patients in recognising symptoms of wearing off. It also encourages and advises them to consult their own doctor for adjusting their medication individually.