Tom manages his Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms by staying active, eating right and working with his health care team. He recently admitted to his doctor that when his wife isn't home he sometimes forgets to take his medication. His doctor recommended setting an alarm and using a pill organizer.
Eleanor was sitting at her friend Margaret’s house when she noticed a dog sniffing around the couch. She asked Margaret when she got the dog. Margaret said she didn’t have a dog. Eleanor realized she must be experiencing what her doctor warned her about when he increased her Parkinson’s disease (PD) medication dosage: hallucinations. She called her doctor that afternoon.
Before Miguel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) he often experienced anxiety. After his diagnosis, he took early retirement, but his anxiety kept coming back, aggravating his tremor and making his thoughts race. His doctor started him on an antidepressant and referred him to a psychotherapist who taught Miguel coping skills, allowing him to better manage his anxiety. Miguel now lives a more normal life.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha said, “every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go: backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” Since the publication of Parkinson’s Treatment 10 Secrets to a Happier Life with Parkinson’s Disease, the most common question we have received from patients is what are and what will be the next breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease.
The mission of NeedyMeds has been to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs and Disease-Based Assistance, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information we offer online.
NPF is your trusted source for information about every stage of Parkinson’s disease. We have created many resources to help people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family, friends and health care providers actively manage the disease and become effective health advocates.
We have several valuable programs and resources in addition to the ones on this page:
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