Medications & General Health

On time, every time is a crucial concept in Parkinson’s medication management. Keep pills organized, set reminders for when they should be taken, and make sure that medicines prescribed for other reasons do not interact with the Parkinson’s drugs. The videos on this page will elaborate on these and other tips to keep your loved one as healthy as possible.

Part 1 offers suggestions on how to manage and organize Parkinson’s medications and how to be well prepared for hospital visits. Part 2 reviews a variety of health concerns for people with Parkinson’s, such as skin protection, dealing with pain and taking non-Parkinson’s medications.

Use these worksheets to help keep track of symptoms and medications:

The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).

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