What you can do After Being Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

September 18, 2020 5:08 pm

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Parkinson’s disease is a condition which is degenerative, so unfortunately there is currently no cure. Although a lot of research is being done into finding a way to cure the disease as well as drugs which can alleviate symptoms of the disease via things like paid clinical trials like these https://www.trials4us.co.uk/

Being diagnosed with this disease is an understandably daunting and worrying thing to happen. It can take a long time to process and think about it, and it helps to have a close support network of family, friends and medical professionals who you can talk to as you will likely have a lot of feeling and a lot of questions!

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There are things that you should do once you are diagnosed, which will help you in the future and in the present. Doing practical tasks is a good way to take some control over what is happening.

You should make your employer, the DVLA and other relevant parties such as your insurance company aware of your diagnosis. It is also a good idea to look into benefits that you may be able to claim if you are not able to work due to the condition.

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Something else which is very important is to make sure you take care of yourself – one of the best ways to do this is to exercise. It is a fact that as well as keeping your body in good order, exercise is especially good for people who have Parkinson’s as it can slow the progression of the disease.