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Having Happy Holidays with Parkinson’s

The holidays. They can be a time of joyful celebration and reconnection with those we love. They may also come with the stress of travel, disruptions to your regular routine or even loneliness. For those living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), or those taking care of someone they love with the disease, these feelings can be intensified. PD symptoms can worsen, making care and coordination complicated at best. 

Our panel talks about issues that can come up around the holidays like stress, sleep, diet and navigating social situations. People with PD, care partners, and friends and family will get tips for how to prepare — mind, body and suitcase — to help make your holidays happy. 

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In this episode, host Rebecca Gifford, care partner and host of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, leads a discussion with panelists: 

  • Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM, MJFF senior vice president, medical communications 

  • Soania Mathur, MD, MJFF Patient Council 

  • Sarika Mathur, Soania’s adult daughter 

View a transcript of this podcast.  

For more on this topic, read our blogs, watch our Ask the MD video and download our free guide on visiting family members who have Parkinson’s. The guide was last updated in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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