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What are tips for traveling with Parkinson's disease?

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Planning ahead is key to smooth traveling when you have Parkinson’s. Some tips:

  • Always try to travel with a companion.
  • Keep the names of your doctor, insurer, emergency contact, and medications in your wallet or purse.
  • Carry identification saying you have Parkinson's disease.
  • Use a fanny pack or backpack to keep your hands free for balance.
  • Pack snacks and carry a water bottle to take medications.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and good walking shoes.
  • Ask for hotel rooms on the ground floor or near an elevator. Ask if they have rooms that are handicapped-accessible.

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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