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    Many, many people have lived with Parkinson's disease or cared for a Parkinson's patient. Take control: Find out what they have learned.

    Living and Coping

    There are 10 important questions to ask your doctor. Click here, print the list, and take it with you on your next doctor visit.

    Don't let Parkinson's disease overwhelm you. Here are some excellent tips on planning daily activities.

    Yes, you can travel if you have Parkinson's disease. It just takes some planning. Click here for useful tips.

    Counseling can help you cope with Parkinson's disease. Click here to get started.

    Home is full of hazards for a person with Parkinson's. This important information will help you make your home safer.

    Falls are a big risk for people with Parkinson's. Here's a great checklist for reducing this risk.

    Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can significantly impair driving skills, cause safety concerns, and force many patients to stop driving a car.

    Exercise will not stop Parkinson's disease from progressing; but, it will improve your balance and it can prevent joint stiffening.

    With the proper diet, our bodies work more efficiently, we have more energy, and Parkinson's disease medications will work properly.

    The most important step you can take is to seek help as soon as you feel less able to cope with Parkinson's. Taking action early will enable you to understand and deal with the many effects of the disease.

    Many people with Parkinson's disease have difficulty swallowing because they lose control of their mouth and throat muscles. As a result, chewing and managing solid foods can be difficult.

    With the onset of Parkinson's disease, the development of sexual problems may be frustrating. However, there is hope for the patient with Parkinson's disease in being able to restore sexuality, or improve problems that may develop.

    In some people with Parkinson's disease, constipation may occur due to the improper functioning of the autonomic nervous system.

    Certain mental health problems, like depression and disturbances -- such as hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia -- are possible complications of Parkinson's disease and/or its treatment. But, for most people with Parkinson's disease, depression and mental disturbances can be controlled.

    Orthostatic hypotension can be caused by the disease itself or by the medications used to treat Parkinson's disease. Almost any of the commonly prescribed Parkinson's disease drugs can cause or worsen lightheadedness.

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