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What are tips for traveling by car with Parkinson's disease?

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  • Many Parkinson's meds can make you drowsy, especially after meals. If you are driving, take a nap before you go and avoid eating for 2-3 hours before you leave.
  • Don’t overestimate your abilities. While you may be capable of driving short distances to and from home, a longer road trip may require much more stamina. Either break the trip up into shorter distances with frequent stops, or share the driving with someone else.

From: Traveling With Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Driving When You Have Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Onboard: Traveling with PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Traveling with PD."

PDCaregiver.org: "Traveling with Parkinson's."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Driving When You Have Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Onboard: Traveling with PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Traveling with PD."

PDCaregiver.org: "Traveling with Parkinson's."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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