Apathy

Apathy describes a lack of interest, enthusiasm or motivation. It interferes with the effective management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms, since apathetic people are less inclined to do things like exercise and follow their medication schedules.

You may be experiencing apathy if you feel that it is increasingly harder to get up and participate in life’s activities. Report this to your health care provider and work with your team to determine the best course of action.

Tips for Daily Living: 6 Psychotherapy and Counseling Myths, Debunked

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Parkinson's Foundation

In Mood: A Mind's Guide to Parkinson’s, the newest educational book from the Parkinson’s Foundation, we explore mood changes associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), why people with Parkinson’s might experience these changes and how to treat and cope with them.

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Tips for Daily Living

Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Winter with Parkinson’s Disease

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Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

Winter often brings unexpected weather and for many, the shorter days can lead to vitamin D deficiency, increasing chances of developing seasonal depression. The good news is that the Parkinson's Foundation Ohio Chapter has gathered these tips to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers ensure that PD-related needs are accounted for this winter.

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Tips for Daily Living

What's Hot in PD? Measuring Quality and Assessing Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

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Dr. Michael S. Okun

April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month and we thought it would be fitting to discuss how we are approaching the measurement of quality, and how best to measure depression at the bedside in Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson's Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of care throughout its Centers of Excellence network and throughout the world by funding and promoting the Quality Improvement Initiative Study.

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What's Hot in PD?
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