Living Better with Parkinson's Begins Today
Receiving a Parkinson’s disease (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 of your journey. We offer the community, resources and advice to support you — and your family — as you begin to build a better life with Parkinson’s disease.
For some, a Parkinson’s diagnosis comes as a relief; an explanation for previously unexplained symptoms. Others may be stunned, struggling with what the future may look like. Take time to understand how Parkinson’s can impact you physically and how it can impact your mood and emotions. Taking control of the things you can will minimize stress and improve well-being.
These five steps, in any order, can help you begin to live well with PD.