Parkinson’s Newly Diagnosed Resources

“You have Parkinson’s.” An estimated 60,000 people in the US hear these three words each year, setting them on a journey that, for so many, is filled with more questions than answers, especially in the beginning. But after 16 years of working to help people live well with Parkinson’s, we know these three words don’t have to mean giving up on the kind of life you imagined for yourself or your family. We also know that the longer it takes for someone to find the resources they need to live well, the longer their Parkinson’s will present challenges that affect their quality of life in negative ways. To help you get what you need, here is a collection of our most popular and helpful Parkinson’s resources for people who have been newly diagnosed.

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CHARTING YOUR COURSE

One of the keys to living well with Parkinson’s is to learn how to deal with what’s in front of you and resist the temptation to project too far into the future. Charting Your Course was designed to shorten the distance between three life-changing words — “You have Parkinson’s” — and living well.

A Checklist for the Newly Diagnosed

We created a simple plan you can put into action quickly so you can live well now and for many years to come. To make it as easy to follow as possible, we’ve broken it down into what you can do every day, every week, every month, and every year to live well and thrive with Parkinson’s.

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The Victory Summit® Virtual Event — Newly Diagnosed

This event will introduce you to a thriving Parkinson’s community, explain many of the treatments that can help with your symptoms, and help you create daily habits that will improve your quality of life for many years to come. As you set out on your unique path with Parkinson’s, we hope the content from this event will help you do so with an uplifted spirit, the motivation to take action to live well, and the support of a new network of friends who look forward to celebrating all your victories.

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A Primer on Parkinson’s for the Newly Diagnosed

When you are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the amount of information available to consume can be incredibly overwhelming. In this article, we help you navigate to the right information so you can get started on your path to living well with Parkinson’s.

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A Parkinson’s Diagnosis

In this episode of The Parkinson’s Podcast™, Kelsey Phinney talks to Dr. Aaron Haug, a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s, about the diagnostic process for Parkinson’s, the two most important parts of a Parkinson’s diagnosis, symptom differentiation between those diagnosed when they’re young (YOPD) and those diagnosed at older ages, how to reframe a Parkinson’s diagnoses and take control of your ability to live well with it, and more.

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Connect with an Ambassador

Our Ambassadors connect with individuals and families looking for support and community to help them live well with Parkinson’s. Ambassadors are available to speak with you through email, phone, video conference, and in-person.

Marty Acevedo

Marty Acevedo

Kerry Howard

Kerry Howard

John Reinhart

John Reinhart

Rich Wildau

Rich Wildau