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Empowering patients and caregivers to take control of Parkinson's Disease.
Empowering patients and caregivers to take control of Parkinson's Disease.

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“As Parkinson’s reared its head, I realized that I was acting out in my dreams… This took a scary turn for me when I realized that the occasional scratches that my wife and I would find on our bodies were my doing.” - tells Dan G parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=7985
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"Isolation is hazardous to your health. You’ve got to go out and keep talking, keep laughing, keep living, and keep communicating with your support system." - tells Angela parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8150
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“I see my symptoms against the backdrop of other people’s conditions, and rather than thinking “that’s not me,” I see a sense of ‘that will be me.’...I could let this scare me senseless, or I could just live now.” - tells Dan G parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8035
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“You remember the Cheshire cat from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ who gradually faded away leaving behind only a disembodied grin? This is strangely familiar for those who have PD. As our voices grow softer, people tend to notice us less…” - tells Peter parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8020
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"It is a personal emotional hell when your body is not allowing you to do the one thing that makes you feel somewhat in control of your life." - tells The Perky Parkie parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8443
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“Fatigue can wreak havoc with anyone’s body as it did me when I first began having PD symptoms. Having fatigue can also make all other symptoms seem much worse than they really are.” - tells Maria D parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8024
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“Be grateful for the time that you are mobile and most importantly, don’t beat yourself up for those periods when the planets don’t align.” - tells Karl parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=8149
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“When a first or second treatment doesn't work, you shouldn't give up. Be open to treatments – even ones which did not work the first time because our bodies and our disease change over time.” - tells Maria parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=7986
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Researchers have recently found that inflammation in the brain is elevated in those with depression, but traditional antidepressants don’t treat inflammation. This discovery may help provide a new target for treatment approaches. parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=7896
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“I suddenly had a breakthrough. If I were to write my feelings into the pages of this journal, I could relieve myself of these things. Sort of a transference of negative energy.” - tells Michael parkinsonsdisease.net/?p=7836
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