Parkinson's Resource Page
While living with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be challenging, there are many things you can do to maintain and improve your quality of life. We thank the Parkinson's Foundation for the support they give to those with Parkinson's Disease. Finding the balance between a proactive approach and wondering what lies ahead can be overwhelming. Enhancing your own PD awareness starts with gathering the information you need when you need it. Thanks to the Parkinson's Foundation, we can deliver the resources to you! Please take advantage of the multiple resources that we have pulled from the Parkinson's foundation page. For more information on the Parkinson's Foundation, please click below!
Parkinson's and Fatigue
If you experience fatigue and sleep problems, you are not alone. These are common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In fact, fatigue can occur at any stage of Parkinson’s, and many people report that fatigue is one of the symptoms that affects them the most.
Anxiety and Parkinson's
Like people with other chronic diseases, people with PD often struggle with mental health. While the illness is known to impair many aspects of movement, research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project has found that two
non-motor symptoms — depression and anxiety — play a key role in the disease and on people’s quality of life.
Pain and Parkinson's
If you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and experience pain, you are not alone.
Chronic pain is twice as common among people with PD as it is in people without it. In fact, more than 80 percent of people with PD report experiencing pain and many say it’s their most troubling non-motor symptom.
Sleep Problems and Parkinson's
Most people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Both disease symptoms and anti-Parkinson’s medications can interfere with nighttime
rest. Fortunately, there are effective medications for many sleep problems. Some
common sleep issues for people with Parkinson’s are listed below, along with tips for better sleep.
Cognition & Parkinson's
Cognition is the act of mental processing. There are many aspects of cognition: thinking, understanding, learning,
remembering, problem solving, language and more. Why are we talking about cognition in a book on Parkinson’s disease (PD)? Because about 30% of allpeople with PD report changes in their memory and thinking ability.
Hospital Action Plan
As you already know, getting diagnosed with
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a life-changing experience.
What you may not know is that people with Parkinson’s disease are admitted to the hospital 50 percent more than their peers. And, once admitted, they typically
have longer hospital stays.
Parkinson's Foundation Safety Kit
At the Parkinson’s Foundation, it is our mission to help people with Parkinson’s disease live better lives, and that includes staying safe while in the hospital.We help people with PD be “Aware in Care,” which means they:
Understand the risks associated with hospital stays.
Have tools to play an active role in their care.
Are prepared for a hospital visit, whether planned or unplanned.
Have a plan to get the best possible care in the hospital.
Most Common Non-Motor Symptoms
We are so thankful for the resources that we have available from the Parkinson's Foundation. Living well with Parkinson’s disease (PD) means getting the support you need — from tools that help you work alongside your care team to resources that empower you. The Parkinson’s Foundation is your trusted ally for information that can help you navigate every stage of this disease. We offer resources that provide life-changing support to people with PD, care partners, family members and healthcare professionals.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) can impact you emotionally. While PD is known to influence many aspects of movement, Parkinson's Outcomes Project research shows that two non-motor symptoms — anxiety and depression — play a key role in the disease and have the greatest impact on overall health.
Do you or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) feel physically or mentally exhausted? This could be fatigue ― a feeling of deep tiredness that does not improve with rest. About half of people with PD report that fatigue is a major problem and one third say it is their most disabling symptom.