Your Next Steps

Let's take a moment to reflect

As Parkinson's disease progresses, it can be hard to admit that changes are happening-and you may even avoid sharing the whole story with your doctor and care team.

Does this sound familiar?

Take our Parkinson's quiz and talk to your doctor to dig deeper.

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Choosing Strength

We know that the challenges you face can feel daunting, but you may have more strength than you know. Three possible areas of focus:

Connect with the people in your life who matter most
Learn to identify―and break―negative thought cycles and concerns
Be open with your doctor about your evolving symptoms and concerns

Taking a proactive approach

You can: Make a list of the activities and people that bring you joy―and find ways to prioritize them
You can: Keep a journal to track your feelings and experiences
You can: Connect with the Parkinson's community through support groups and others like you
You can: Work with your doctor to discuss changes to your Parkinson's disease management plan

How do I know if it may be time to talk to my doctor?

Ask Yourself:

  • How much time am I spending on managing my symptoms?
  • Am I distracted?
  • Am I not present for my caregiver and my loved ones?
If you have these concerns, it may be time to reach out to your doctor and healthcare team. You can discuss:
  • Expanding your care team by including a Movement Disorder Specialist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist, dietitian, and psychologist
  • Your symptom journal and your daily routine, including exercise and nutrition
  • Additional ways to help better manage your Parkinson's

Ready to take the first steps toward greater personal empowerment?

Ready to take the first steps toward greater personal empowerment?

Explore an inspiring slide show to get the rest of the story.

You'll get insight into how your body responds to treatment and learn about refocusing your energy for greater personal empowerment.