A diagnosis of young-onset Parkinson’s disease brings with it special challenges. For example, deciding how and when to disclose the diagnosis at work and to children can be difficult, not to mention coping with a progressive condition and trying to plan for the future. Social worker Elaine Book discusses these challenges and more, as well as techniques for dealing with them.
Key takeaways from Elaine Book:
- Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength.
- A positive attitude brings positive outcomes.
Released: August 1, 2017
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