Your Daily Parkinson’s Disease CHECK-IN

By Michele Tagliati, Gary Guten, Jo Horne, Deborah W. Brooks

Part of Parkinson’s Disease For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), you know that few things are quick and easy — except the following list that helps you remind yourself that living well with PD is possible. Read this list once a day — twice if it’s a rough day:

  • Challenge — Acknowledge and face the facts.

  • Humor — Find and revel in the absurd.

  • Empowerment — Refuse to surrender your life and relationships to PD.

  • Collaboration — Team with your family, friends, and healthcare providers.

  • Knowledge — Know the difference between myth and fact and keep up with the latest developments.

  • Integration — Treat the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Never give up!