1. Educate Yourself
The more you know about Parkinson’s disease, the more you can be prepared for what it has to throw at you.
2. Healthy Lifestyle
Try to stay as active as possible — walking, swimming and practicing yoga are great low-intensity exercises that you can take at your own pace.
3. Hobbies and Socializing
If you have hobbies then try to continue with them, or find new pastimes that will help take your mind off Parkinson’s disease and give you something else to focus on.
4. Complementary Therapies
Meditation, acupuncture, use of essential oils and reflexology are among the many therapies you may find useful.
5. Mobility Aids
Everyone is different, and people will find different aids more beneficial than others.
6. Keeping Your Independence
If you can dress and bathe yourself, prepare simple meals and do household tasks then continue to do so, even if it takes you twice as long.
7. Join a Support Group
See if there is a local support group in your area for people with Parkinson’s disease. If there isn’t, find an online group. You’ll be able to share your experiences with people who really understand what you’re going through and get tips and information that will help you in your everyday life.