Charting Your Course

Charting Your Course:
A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly Diagnosed

Charting Your Course: A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly Diagnosed was designed to shorten the distance between three life-changing words—“You have Parkinson’s”—and living well. Just a decade ago, researchers, clinicians, and people living with Parkinson’s alike did not stress the importance of exercise, stress management, diet, and other positive life choices on Parkinson’s. Today, we know that your experience can be impacted in a positive way by your choices and actions. The information we share in Charting Your Course is a way for you to learn about these actions without being overwhelmed by information.

Charting Your Course is designed as a four-week introduction to Parkinson’s, with one lesson scheduled for each day. However, just as your Parkinson’s journey is personal and unique to you, Charting Your Course allows you to choose your pace and is totally flexible. You will have access to all four weeks of content as soon as you register, and you can walk through the content in any order you wish.

Course Topics


You have Parkinson’s. Now what? This week, we’ll look at the many actions you can take, beginning today, to live well with Parkinson’s. One of the first steps is to reframe the way you look at your diagnosis and then design a new path for your life. We’ll show you how.


In the last decade, research studies and clinical experience have upgraded the importance of exercise to treat people with Parkinson’s from a “nice to have” activity to an essential way to help manage symptoms and maintain quality of life. Exercise can improve everything from your mood to fatigue, muscle stiffness, tremor, constipation, and more. This week, we’ll explore all the ways exercise is medicine for people with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's Primer

This week provides an overview of Parkinson’s, with videos from Parkinson’s experts and advice for managing common symptoms such as pain, constipation, fatigue, depression and anxiety, and more.


Because Parkinson’s looks different for everyone, no two treatment paths will be the same. That said, treatment typically includes some combination of medication, exercise, rehabilitation strategies like physical and speech therapy, and complementary therapies to manage symptoms and give you the best possible quality of life. This week, we’ll look at the many treatments options that can help you live well with Parkinson’s today and in the future.

After 16 years of working to help people live well with Parkinson’s, we know those three life-changing words don’t have to mean giving up on the kind of life you imagined for yourself or your family. Charting Your Course will help you understand why.

Click the button above and fill out the brief form to register. You’ll receive a confirmation email with details to access Charting Your Course.