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Checklist for the NEWLY DIAGNOSED - Davis Phinney Foundation

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Download this checklist to find out what you can do every day, every week, every month and every year to live well with Parkinson’s.

When you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you may be filled with worry, fear, questions, and feelings of loss and sadness. In addition, you’ve probably heard advice from your medical team and loved ones about what you need to do to live well with it. And that can feel overwhelming. That’s why we created this Parkinson’s newly diagnosed checklist. We wanted to create a simple plan you can put into action quickly so you can live well with Parkinson’s now and for many years to come.

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Davis Phinney Foundation - Parkinson's 101

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Parkinson’s is a complex neurological disorder that can affect almost every part of the body, ranging from how you move to how you feel to how you think and process. Since Parkinson’s affects everyone differently, the specific ways you choose to live well will be unique and change over time. However, a positive attitude, staying engaged in your own health, consistently exercising, and making a commitment to act are steps everyone living with Parkinson’s can take to live well right now.https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/resources/parkinsons-101/

Every Victory Counts Manual

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First published in 2010, the Every Victory Counts® manual broke new ground as the only resource of its kind, devoted solely to the principle of proactive self-care and a holistic approach to managing Parkinson’s. In subsequent editions, it has gained international recognition as a superb and comprehensive resource for changing the way people live with Parkinson’s. Now in its sixth edition, the manual is the cornerstone of our new Every Victory Counts suite of resources, a robust collection of printed and digital manuals (including a new Every Victory Counts Manual for Care Partners) that embrace the Davis Phinney Foundation’s philosophy of taking action to improve your quality of life with Parkinson’s.


Essential information about Parkinson’s plus dozens of topics that are frequently overlooked but critical to helping you live well Insights from more than 50 Parkinson’s experts, including physicians, therapists, and scientists who share cutting edge research, strategies, and ideas for living well with Parkinson’s Advice and inspiration from dozens of people living well with Parkinson’s today In-depth information about exercise, nutrition, emotional health, medication, therapies, and more https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/every-victory-counts-manual/

Every Victory Counts® Parkinson’s worksheets, checklists, and assessments

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The Every Victory Counts  Parkinson’s worksheets, checklists, and assessments are a great way to help you become more aware of the timing and characteristics of your symptoms, document those symptoms, note changes, and discuss them with your doctor. You can also log progress toward achieving your wellness goals, such as exercise, and see how far you’ve come and where you need to go.


Mayo Clinic PD 101 Overview

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Overview, Symptoms, When to see a doctor, Causes, Risk factors, Complications, Prevention

Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but medicines can help control the symptoms, often dramatically. In some more advanced cases, surgery may be advised. PD101 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20376055

Michael J. Fox Introduction to Parkinson's PD 101

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There is no simple way to deal with the life-changing event of a Parkinson’s diagnosis. The good news: Most people find acceptance and quality of life after the initial adjustment period.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) occurs when brain cells that make dopamine, a chemical that coordinates movement, stop working or die. Because PD can cause tremor, slowness, stiffness, and walking and balance problems, it is called a “movement disorder.” But constipation, depression, memory problems and other non-movement symptoms also can be part of Parkinson’s. PD is a lifelong and progressive disease, which means that symptoms slowly worsen over time. The experience of living with Parkinson's over the course of a lifetime is unique to each person. As symptoms and progression vary from person to person, neither you nor your doctor can predict which symptoms you will get, when you will get them or how severe they will be. Even though broad paths of similarity are observed among individuals with PD as the disease progresses, there is no guarantee you will experience what you see in others. Estimates suggest that Parkinson’s affects nearly 1 million people in the United States and more than 6 million people worldwide. https://www.michaeljfox.org/parkinsons-101

New Parkinson's Diagnosis - Davis Phinney podcast

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If you suspect you have Parkinson’s, but you haven’t received an official diagnosis, you may be frustrated by the process and wondering what really goes into a diagnosis.

In either case, this podcast episode is for you. In this episode Kelsey Phinney speaks with Dr. Aaron Haug, a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s at Blue Sky Neurology in Colorado about: How to reframe a Parkinson’s diagnoses and take control of your ability to live well with it https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/a-primer-on-parkinsons-for-the-newly-diagnosed/

Newly Diagnosed

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“You have Parkinson’s.” An estimated 60,000 people in the US hear these three words each year, setting them on a journey that, for so many, is filled with more questions than answers, especially in the beginning. But after 16 years of working to help people live well with Parkinson’s, we know these three words don’t have to mean giving up on the kind of life you imagined for yourself or your family. We also know that the longer it takes for someone to find the resources they need to live well, the longer their Parkinson’s will present challenges that affect their quality of life in negative ways. To help you get what you need, here is a collection of our most popular and helpful Parkinson’s resources for people who have been newly diagnosed.


No matter at what age you are diagnosed, you will be challenged by the news of a disease that you may not know much about. Whatever the reaction to your diagnosis, you will need to give yourself plenty of time to process the range of emotions you will experience. In the next several months, your goal should be to think through the emotional and physical effects of your diagnosis and to learn all you can about the illness as well as the resources that can help you stay healthy, both mentally and physically.”


People experiencing the signs of Parkinson disease should seek the care of a neurologist. Your doctor will recommend an individualized treatment plan. This may include lifestyle changes. All treatments have some side effects. The choice of which side effects can be tolerated depends on the individual.


Albany Medical Center has a Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and provides the type of care found only at an academic medical center



PD SELF -A program for Newly Diagnosed that Improves Quality of Life

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PD SELF is a national program for Parkinson’s patients who have been newly diagnosed within the last 3 years. This program provides patients with the motivation, confidence, skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life by introducing them to ways of better managing their disease as it progresses over time. Care partners are encouraged to participate and will be provided with educational tools to be a more effective care partner. Having a care partner is not a requirement https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/programs/pd-self/

Parkinson Foundation PD 101

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Parkinson’s 101: We Answer Your Top Parkinson’s Questions

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Primer for newly diagnosed - Davis Phinney Foundation

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Hearing the words, “You have Parkinson’s,” is life changing. For some, a Parkinson’s diagnosis may mark the end of a long and frustrating search to explain a collection of different and seemingly disconnected symptoms. For others, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is a complete shock, filled with feelings of disbelief and despair. For everyone, a Parkinson’s diagnosis brings a new and unexpected journey.


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