Whether you recently learned you have Parkinson’s or have been living with the disease for years, you know how unsettling a diagnosis can be. It is not unusual to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. But know that you don’t have to figure out everything at once. Breathe, be kind to yourself and take one step at a time. Your path will fall into place.
For insights, wisdom and practical perspectives on managing mood, taking control and more, download If I Knew Then What I Know Now: The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council’s Guide for People Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. And, check out MJFF’s webinar on Navigating a New Parkinson’s Diagnosis.
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