You may notice movements they don’tNot an actual patient
If someone in your care begins moving in ways you don't recognize, they may not even be aware of these movements. And they may not know that help is available.
Raise your voice—if you think someone you care about may have uncontrollable movements, encourage them to talk to their doctor about TD. Also, consider recording their movements so they can share them with their doctor during an in-person or telemedicine appointment.
Care partners need support, too
If you’re caring for someone with TD, make sure you’re not forgetting to take care of yourself as well! Studies show that care partners often neglect their own health due to the challenge of caring for others.
These activities may help relieve stress:
- Getting plenty of sleep every night
- Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet
- Exercising regularly
“Shelly’s TD symptoms are physical, but it’s really the emotional and social aspects that affect us.”
Husband of Shelly, Living with TD
Get the support you need.
Discover helpful resources, including organizations that support TD and mental health. Many advocacy groups have specific resources for caregivers.Get resources