Newly Diagnosed Guide

The Newly Diagnosed Guide is designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their loved ones get started on their PD journey, learn more about PD and prepare for a doctor's appointment.

Receiving a PD diagnosis can feel overwhelming. This life-changing news can leave you unsure of your next step. As you begin processing your emotions, which can be wide-ranging, it’s important to know you are not alone. The Parkinson’s Foundation is here for you at every stage.

Taking control of what you can will minimize stress and improve well-being. Inside this guide, find five steps that can help you begin to live well with PD including:

  • Determining Your Goals
  • Finding Someone to Talk To
  • Creating Healthy Habits
  • Being Active
  • Finding a Parkinson's Expert

Take time with our Newly Diagnosed Guide to learn more about Parkinson’s and for how to optimize doctors’ appointments. Working alongside your care team can help you tailor your treatment plan and lay the foundation to a better life with PD.

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