Graham Hughes of St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, offers essential information on how to get the most benefit from Parkinson’s medications. Dr. Hughes covers a range of topics, from timing of medications to the top 10 causes of worsening Parkinson’s symptoms. He provides timely recommendations for assessing one’s needs and expectations for medication, as well as how to integrate non-medicinal therapies into the overall treatment plan.
If you are living with Parkinson’s, a service dog could be a transformative feature in your story.
Occupational therapy focuses on adapting the environment, teaching a skill and education to increase participation and ability to perform daily activities.
Whatever your personal sense of spirituality may be, spirituality as it relates to living with Parkinson’s often includes learning to grieve and express love and gratitude for the people in your life.
Dr. Wayne has been studying the impact of tai chi and Qigong, two popular mind-body interventions, on motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Learn about common medications used to treat Parkinson’s.
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Use exercise to take control of your Parkinson’s and enjoy a better quality of life. These strategies can help you stay with a program and become a lifelong exerciser.
Discussing intimacy can be difficult, but in this video, Susan Imke offers explanations of some barriers to intimacy for people with Parkinson’s and how to address them with your partner and your doctor.
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.