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.
- Determine your personal goals and priorities.
- Find someone you can talk to and stay connected.
- Create healthy habits.
- Be active in whatever way works best for you.
- Find a doctor who is an expert in Parkinson’s disease.
When you’re ready to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and work towards building a network of support, visit our Explore Community page to find relevant resources and connect with others living with PD.
Learn more about Newly Diagnosed: Building a Better Life with Parkinson's.
For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episode “The Newly Diagnosed Experience”.