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Buddy Up for Happiness and Health (Ask the MD Video)

When Parkinson’s is part of your life, one of the best things you can do is connect with others in the community. It can help you feel less alone. And, even if you don’t feel lonely, it can lift mood, boost brain health and improve well-being. In short, it’s good for you!

But how do we get or stay connected during a pandemic? What about when Parkinson’s motor or other symptoms make it more difficult?

One way: The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s new online community, the Parkinson’s Buddy Network. Whether you’re getting to know Parkinson’s or you’re well-acquainted, you live with Parkinson’s or you love someone who does, this is a space to share experiences, ask questions, and get — and give — support.

To learn more about the importance of connections in Parkinson’s, watch our Ask the MD video.

To contribute to research — whether you have Parkinson's or not — join MJFF's Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).

Ask the MD has been made possible through the leadership of members of our Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium in conjunction with The Albert B. Glickman Parkinson's Disease Education Program. These partners' support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson's community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research. Editorial control of all Michael J. Fox Foundation-published content rests solely with the Foundation.

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