Newly Diagnosed with Parkinsons?
If you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not know where to turn. You are not alone. We encourage you to connect with someone else in your local Parkinson's community. It may help to talk to someone else going through the same thing. Some newly diagnosed people want to join a support group right away and others won't even consider it. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can put you in touch with someone to talk to, either in a group or one on one. We are not doctors or therapists, but people with Parkinson's and we are all in the same fight. There are things you may be able to do to fight back and live better in spite of your PD. The information below highlights some of the things you can do to take charge of your health and live well with Parkinson's.
Learning the basics and getting connected to resources as soon as possible after diagnosis can make all the difference in living well with your diagnosis. We partnered with Rogue PT & Wellness to bring you information from professionals and from people living with PD. Watch our Jump Start webinar and learn how exercise, healthy eating, medications, music, and dance can all help you live better today.
This is often the toughest time. There’s no getting around it, and we’re sorry you have to wrestle with this truth. No one asks for this. We know that. You’ll never forget the day you hear the diagnosis. As you move through the clouds, all those thoughts and feelings, remember to give yourself a little credit...read more
Helpful Articles for the Newly Diagnosed
Where do I Start with Exercise?
Exercise is medicine and this rings especially true for the person with Parkinson's. What should your exercise plan look like? Physical therapist Claire McLean will take you through your ideal exercise plan in this free video series.
Resources for those Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
From the Michael J. Fox Foundation "Parkinson's 360 walks through the different symptoms, as well as the emotional and social changes that may arise at different points in the journey. It's a candid and relatable guide for patients and families living with Parkinson's."
Every Victory Counts is a comprehensive manual that can answer many of your PD questions. You can download the digital version or order a hard copy at no charge from the Davis Phinney Foundation.