Living with PD

Living with Parkinson's disease (PD) is a challenge! We address some of the most common issues for those dealing with PD.

  • Blogs and Podcasts about Living with PD. These are our favorite blogs and podcasts written by those with PD, PD researchers, or PD organizations.   We also have a list of stories from those with PD who have experienced deep brain stimulation surgery.

  • PD Exercise.  Can't attend an in-person class? Stay at home and exercise with a video.  We list our favorite PD exercise videos.  Or, if the class schedule works for you, try one of these live, virtual PD exercise classes.

  • Staying Independent.  These publications offer some practical advice for staying independent with PD.

  • Families and PD.  When a family member is diagnosed with PD, it affects the entire family.

  • Driving. These resources discuss the impact of PD on driving and how to manage the process of separating an older drive from a life-long habit.

  • Employment with PD.   These resources discuss how to deal with a diagnosis of PD at work, particularly relevant to those with Young Onset PD.

  • Hospitalization.  Many people with PD end up being hospitalized for one reason or another.  These resources help you be prepared!

  • COVID-19 and PD.  Research shows that those with PD and their families are affected by the pandemic, whether anyone in the family has developed COVID-19 or not.

Emergency Contact Card

Some of you may find this emergency contact card useful:

> Emergency Contact ID Card

> Tarjeta de identificación de contacto de emergencia