Some good resources and information for people with Parkinson’s and their carers

Finding valid and applicable information is not always easy, and much of the reading is from a scientific or a doctor point of perspective. And at times it’s important to look at things from a more human perspective, which is why we would like to recommend some resources which may be worth looking into if you or someone that you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Firstly we would like to mention The Eduond J Safra Natinal Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative, as a good example of an effort which brings together Jewish community centres and centres of Parkinson’s specialists in the US. This is only mentioning one of many good initiatives, and if you search in your area and your interest group you will be able to find similar initiatives close to you.

Speaking to your doctor about exercise classes specifically made for those who suffer Parkinson’s disease is also a good idea, in many places, as part of movement therapy as well as functioning as a support group there are Yoga classes available.

If your diagnosis was recent, and you are new to it all it may be a good idea to also ask about introductory courses, which are usually also containing educational and informational talks as well as question and answer sessions. You may also be able to find retreats which are similar, often lasting for a few days so that you have time to also make connections and speak with others who are in a similar situation to yourself. These type of retreats is always a good way to get a strong base knowledge, as well as be reassured of the fact that you are not alone, and finding support and strength with each other is something of very high importance.

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