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Daily Life with Parkinson's Disease

Annotation:National Parkinson Foundation - This section of the website touches on all concerns of life with when you have Parkinson’s, including daily life, relationships and work.

Annotation:Parkinson’s Disease Foundation - Discussion of the problem; includes related resources.

Annotation:Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. - A registered dietitian provides a guide to good nutrition that complements the treatment of the disease.

Annotation:U.S. Department of Transportation - Safety tips and resource numbers.

Annotation:California Department of Motor Vehicles - This booklet covers all aspects of driving safely with self-checklists and suggestions.

Annotation:Parkinson’s Disease Foundation - Discusses impulse-control disorders in Parkinson’s.

Annotation:Parkinson’s Disease Foundation - Use of dance for physical symptoms, as well as for enjoyment.

Annotation:NIH MedlinePlus Magazine - Provides true life examples, with a summary explanation of the disease.

Annotation:National Parkinson Foundation - Describes the emotional stages a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease engenders, and provides links to more information on coping.

Annotation:USA.gov - Finding care, government benefits, legal matters, long-distance caregiving, support for caregivers (not specific to Parkinson’s disease).

Annotation:Useful information about medications, pharmacists, over-medication, medication-related problems, and “natural” medications.

Annotation:The National Parkinson Foundation - A list of links to topics of interest to caregivers.

Annotation:American Heart Association - Recognizing when caregivers need to take care of themselves.

Annotation:PPSG Parkinson's Patients Support Groups, Inc. - This is a directory of support groups that are listed with PPSG. It includes a calendar of meetings, It is suggested that, since details are always changing, you should call ahead before you attend a group.

Annotation:Located at Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room A-343, Stanford, CA 94305-5235 Phone: (650) 724-6090; Phone (toll free): (866) 250-2414 Fax: (650) 725-7459. Provides referrals to specialists, and information about living with the disease for both persons with Parkinson’s and caregivers, as well as links to support groups.

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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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