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Living Well


While living with PD can be challenging there is hope. Hope in the fact, that there are things you can do to maintain your quality of life and live well. In this section, we will explore ways to:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • How to navigate daily activities of living like grooming and sleeping.
  • Ways to make your life easier and safer at home.
  • How to handle mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
  • How to take care of your patient with Parkinsonís while taking care of yourself.
  • How to boost your mobility confidence  






A healthy diet with plenty of water is the foundation for good health, regardless of whether or not you have PD. However, for those with PD, it is even more important. The reason why it is so critical for those with PD is that healthy eating can help keep your bones strong, thus decreasing the likelihood of a fracture if you fall. It also helps you fight constipation, which is common with PD. In this section, you will learn about which foods to eat if you have PD in order to maintain your bone health and activity level



Activities of Daily Living


Sometimes the challenges of living with PD interfere with basic activities once considered routine like bathing, dressing, eating, sleeping and walking about. While it may seem disheartening, there is help. Besides contacting a local occupational therapist, here are a few tips to help you live a better quality of life.





We all know how critical a good nightís sleep is to our health and well-being. However, for those with PD, sleep becomes even more important as the body needs more time to restore and repair itself. Not surprisingly, sleep-related symptoms are reported by more than 75% of people with PD. The following are the most common complaints: 

  • Difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Talking or yelling out while asleep
  • Vivid dreaming
  • Leg movements, jerking, cramping
  • Difficulty turning over in bed
  • Waking up to go to the bathroom 








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