Benzi M. Kluger, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. In this Living Well Challenge™ webisode, Dr. Kluger discusses how cognitive and non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms affect quality of life and how they can be treated medically or with behavior modification or non-medical therapies. Depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, social isolation, and compulsive behavior are all addressed. People with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and loved ones can all benefit from Dr. Kluger’s recommendations.
It’s important for people with Parkinson’s to recognize the most common triggers of depression and the actions they can take to live well.
Healthy nutrition can work in tandem with more traditional treatments to improve mood and reduce anxiety.
nOH is caused by dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system and causes people to feel faint when they stand or sit up.
The good news is that nOH is treatable. The goal of treatment is not to achieve normal blood pressure values, but rather, to reduce symptoms of nOH and improve your quality of life.
Parkinson’s: What it is and how to live well with it.
Identify and learn about the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s so you can take the first steps to living well.
Learn practical ways to manage some of the most complicated non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Learn what to expect while living with Parkinson’s and how to live well with it.
Learn how to improve your home safety by eliminating risks like poor lighting, differences in walking surfaces and tripping hazards to maximize your mobility and prevent falls.
Mike Studer discusses how to individualize an activity program that’s reasonable for you to achieve on a daily basis — highlighting strength, tremor, balance, posture and rigidity.
Living with Parkinson’s disease can have wide-reaching effects on your body and impact on your daily life. This panel discussion features diverse perspectives from members of a Parkinson’s care team: movement disorder specialist, physical therapist and neuropsychologist.
In this video, Dr. Peter Wang explores how tai chi can help you exercise your mind and body to improve cognitive and motor function in people with Parkinson’s.
With practical steps you can take regarding medications, nutrition, complementary therapies and exercise, Dr. Claire Henchcliff explains how building your Parkinson’s lifestyle toolkit can improve your quality of life.
In this video, Susan Imke explains how finding and using your signature strengths can help you become a more resilient person and give you the ability to adapt to challenges in Parkinson’s and in your everyday life.
Living well with Parkinson’s is about much more than just managing your symptoms. Check out Davis Phinney’s tips for taking action and living well every day.