What People Are Saying about Charting Your Course: A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly Diagnosed

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One of the keys to living well with Parkinson’s today is to learn how to be present in the moment, to deal with what’s in front of you and resist the temptation to project too far into the future. And yet, following a Parkinson’s diagnosis, it can be easy to get lost researching every possible thing that could happen during a Parkinson’s journey.  

We’re here to help. Through “Charting Your Course: A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly Diagnosed,” you can learn the basics of Parkinson’s, including actions you can take right away to live well with it, without being overwhelmed by information.  

This free, online program 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. You can also connect with other participants to ask questions, get advice, share stories, and more. 

In their own words

Since the program was launched this summer, more than 730 people have enrolled. Here’s a snapshot of what they have to say:  

“So happy to hear your message! I have been diagnosed for almost a year. I love the positivity, mindset, enthusiasm for exercise and lifestyle. Excited to learn more!” 

“This program has been extremely enlightening!” 

“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2019 and have spent the past year learning to live with it. Now working on the living well aspects. I have always been active, so find your emphasis on physical activity very enjoyable. I am very fortunate to live in Denver and to be close to your organization. I turn 77 next month and thanks to your terrific program, look forward to living well for many more years to come!!” 

“I am 48 years old and was diagnosed in January of this year. I can’t thank you enough for providing such incredible support to those of us in this community. I am excited to dive into all of this great information and learn all that I can. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” 

“I’m looking forward to your course. Though I was diagnosed about three years ago, I’ve needed a structured approach to learning about Parkinson’s rather than in a hodgepodge fashion. This should give me better tools to more effectively manage my Parkinson’s.” 

“I like your practical approach. I am not brand new to Parkinson’s but when first diagnosed, I was also learning to be a caregiver for my aging mother and my learning about Parkinson’s was more sporadic than organized or planned. When I saw this course, I was delighted to have a chance to start anew.”  

“I have watched many of your videos and learned so much. My adult children are eager to learn from your presentations also. Joanne Hamilton’s talk on non-motor effects is so helpful for them and me even though it is several years old. I watch many of your presentations regarding nutrition and diet, medication, and ON and OFF, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of your presentations. Valuable help!” 

Join Us

Ready to join these and hundreds of other people with Parkinson’s in planning your course to live well with Parkinson’s?  Click here to register for Charting Your Course: A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly Diagnosed. There is no fee for participating, and you will have access to the material for as long as you wish. If you have questions about Charting Your Course, now or at any time, please email blog@dpf.org.

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