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Living and Coping with Parkinson's Disease

Challenges of living with PD are described. These include dealing with the reactions of others who witness your movement problems, coping with movement limitations, health insurance issues, money issues, psychological adjustment, family interactions, household safety and remodeling, driving, work and office adjustments and side effects of medications and other treatments.
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Build Your Support Team
Living well with Parkinson's Disease and optimizing management requires a team approach with a variety of medical and wellness professionals.

Talking To Kids About Parkinson's Disease

How To Cope With The Challenges of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease
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Tips to Use When You Take Medication for Parkinson's Disease
Tips for remembering to take your Parkinson's disease medication.

Spiritual Practices for Parkinson's Disease
Find out how to use spiritual practices to cope with your Parkinson's disease better.

The Spiritual Crisis of Parkinson's Disease
Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can cause a spiritual crisis. It is acceptable to feel angry and confused by your diagnosis.

Dressing Well Despite Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s Disease can make it a little more difficult to dress well each day. The rigidity, cramps and tremors can make buttoning a shirt an adventure and putting on a tie a veritable enigma wrapped in a mystery. But it is worth dressing well each day-despite the effort it costs you. When you look good you feel better. Here are some tips to make the dressing adventure less onerou

Good Sleep Habits
Tips for getting a good night's sleep when you have Parkinson's disease

How to Cope With Having Parkinson's Disease
Find out different ways that you can cope with the stress of having Parkinson's disease.

Ways to Cope With a Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
What kinds of coping strategies work best when you are ready to meet the problem head on? Here is a list of the tools you can use to cope with your disease.

Negative Coping Strategies for Parkinson's Disease
Avoid getting caught up in these negative thoughts when coping with Parkinson's disease.

Problem Solving as a Coping Strategy
How to use problem solving to cope with Parkinson's disease.

Cognitive Restructuring as a Coping Strategy for Parkinson's Disease
Cognitive restructuring can help you cope with the emotional challenges of living with Parkinson's disease.

Religious and Spiritual Coping Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease
Tips on how to use religion to cope with having Parkinson's disease.

Seeking Support to Cope with Parkinson's Disease
Seeking the support of others is a healthy way to cope with having Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's Disease Experience - Have You Been Accused of Being Drunk…
Share your experience - Have you ever been accused of being drunk because of your Parkinson's Disease?

Tips for Traveling With Parkinson's Disease
Tips for travel and vacationing with Parkinson's Disease.

Dealing with the Emotional Challenges of Parkinson's Disease
A Parkinson's disease diagnosis is very emotionally challenging. What can you do to cope?

Dealing with the Emotional Challenges of Parkinson's Disease
What are the emotional challenges of Parkinson's disease that can affect your sense of self, your hopes for the future and all of your relationships? What can be done about them? These articles help to address the emotional challenges of Parkinson's disease and guide you to the tools to overcome them.

The Challenge of Living with Hope
Having hope can ease the challenges of living with Parkinson's disease.

The Challenge of Relationships with Parkinson's Disease
Find out how to overcome the challenge of relationships in Parkinson's disease.

The Challenge of Acceptance in Parkinson's Disease
How can you face the challenge of accepting that you have Parkinson's disease?

Dealing with the Challenge of Denial When You Are Diagnosed with Parkinson's
It is normal to be in denial about your Parkinson's disease, but you do need to go seek help.

Dealing with the Challenge of Anger When You Are Diagnosed with Parkinson's
It is OK to be angry when you get diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. What can be done to help?

Gastrointestinal Complications in Parkinson's Disease
Find out what dietary problems may come up in mid to late stages of Parkinson's disease and how to cope with them.

Why Parkinson's Patients Accomplish Famous Achievements
Personality correlates of Parkinson's disease can create the right setting for creativity and success. Find out how people with Parkinson's disease achieve great success.

Pope John Paul II
A profile of Pope John Paul II's Parkinson's Disease.

When You Have Just Been Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease
Some tips and suggestions on what to do when you have just been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Do not let Parkinson's disease define who you are.

Managing Your Diet with Parkinson's Disease
How do you eat right when you have http://Parkinson’s Disease? Do people with PD have to eat a special diet

On Family Care of the Individual with Parkinson's Disease
Caregiving for a family member with Parkinson's disease can be very stressful. Read about what resources are available to caregivers.

Changes That Need to Be Made to the Home When You Have PD
Find out what changes need to be made to your home to make it more accessible to someone with Parkinson's disease.

Impact of Parkinson’s Disease on Relationships
Find out how to deal with the effects Parkinson's disease might have on your relationship with your spouse, family, friends, and yourself.

How to Cope with Sexual Side Effects of Parkinson's Disease
Learn about sexual problems in Parkinson's disease, what causes them, and what can be done.

Can I Drive With Parkinson's Disease?
People with Parkinson's disease are still able to drive, but you should keep in mind that certain symptoms may arise with PD that could make driving dangerous. To avoid accidents, monitor your symptoms to decide when to stop driving.

Parkinson's Disease and Work Concerns
Learn how to go about telling your boss and co-workers about your Parkinson's disease, and what options are available to you as a worker.

Parkinson's Disease Can Cause Awkward Situations
Parkinson's disease can cause awkward situations in every day life. Here are some helpful tips on how to handle those situations.

Role of Your Neurologist and Members of Your Care Team
Learn the right questions to ask when looking for the best neurologist to work with you.

Tips for Managing All of Your Parkinson’s Disease Medications
Learn strategies to manage your medications properly, how to deal with pharmacies, and the wearing-on and wearing-off of medications.

Deep Brain Diary
A great first hand account of PD on the internet, deep brain diary is the blog of a man with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Safety Begins at Home
Here are some tips on how to make your home a safe environment for someone with Parkinson's Disease.

Making a Move With Parkinson's Disease
It can be difficult to change locations when you have Parkinson's disease. Here are some tips on how to cope.

Accidents Can Happen: How to Be Prepared
Sometimes the symptoms of Parkinson's disease will cause accidents. Here are ways to prepare for them and try to deal with them smoothly.

Hunting with Parkinson's Disease
Learn how a longtime hunter continues to hunt while having Parkinson's disease.

Dealing With Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's

A General Approach To Managing Your Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease and its many effects can be approached with a general management strategy in order to optimize your quality of life.

Treating Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Disease
Mood disorders are fairly common in those affected by Parkinson's disease and must be identified and treated in order to improve quality of life.

The Goal in Parkinson's Disease? Quality of Life!
The goal of treating Parkinson's disease must be quality of life and needs to be the main priority of patients and medical professionals alike.

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