Getting diagnosed can be a terrifying experience. Remember that you have faced and overcome other obstacles throughout your life with your inner resources and help from loved ones. You can use these resources again to live with Parkinson’s disease.
You can find a spark of motivation within yourself to make changes in your lifestyle and approach to activities.
Having a positive attitude toward change, determination to overcome obstacles and focusing on what you can do immediately will help you maintain a good quality of life.
1 personne atteinte = 3 personnes non atteintes mais touchées par la maladie.
Total : 25 000 + 3 x 25 000 = 100 000 personnes dans la province du QC.
3 hommes pour deux femmes atteintes.
Announcing you’ve been diagnosed and discussing the progression of the disease with those around you can help you live better with your condition. By deciding on the right time and preparing yourself, you can have productive discussions that will help build a strong support system.
All humans need physical and emotional intimacy. Aging and Parkinson’s disease can lead to changes in your relationship dynamics and sexuality. New communication styles may be necessary to get closer to your partner and strengthen your relationship.
If you have an emotional connection to someone with Parkinson’s disease and you help them on an unpaid basis, you are a caregiver. This additional role in your relationship is rewarding, but it can also be exhausting and affect your health. You and your loved one must plan for this new relationship.
The Parkinson’s community is full of everyday heroes. People living with the disease and their loved ones overcome the obstacles of the disease to continue living a fulfilling life.
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