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Coping with Parkinson’s disease

When you suffer from Parkinson'sdisease, it is different than other diseases because it doesn't go away. It can change your life and lifestyle in different ways. However, you can take some steps to cope with this chronic illness.

Seek help

The most important step that you need to take is to seek help right from the beginning. You will need education and support and both of them will help you to fight the challenges that lay ahead. You'll be able to understand and deal with different effects of the disease. A mental health care provider or a counsellor can help you to design a treatment plan which will help you to achieve the specific needs that you have. Such planning and strategies will not only help you to improve the quality of your life but will also help you to gain a sense of control over your life.

What you need to know?

You need to find out as much as you can about the illness. You should talk to your friends and family about the problem and don't stay away from them. You will find someone is interested in helping you in living in normal life. If you do not understand something you should always ask your doctor, nurse or other health care provider and do not hesitate to ask them to repeat any instructions are medical terms that you don't understand. It is very important to understand everything and follow the instructions carefully so as to avoid any problem.

Try to focus on doing things that you enjoy. Use whatever resources you have and get help from the support services available in your community and the hospital. If you're depressed, there are antidepressants available which will help you to lift your mood. You can also talk to a counsellor about your depression and counselling and therapy can help you to get out of that.

It is also very important to learn to manage stress. If you let stress run your life, it'll make the situation worse. It is important to organise a daily routine which will help you to reduce your stress levels for you and also for other people around you.

In this case, it becomes more important to maintain a positive, physical, emotional and spiritual outlook on life.

Types of help available

If you're suffering from Parkinson's disease there are different types of help available for you. Among them the most important ones are-

Support groups

Support groups are very useful when you are suffering from Parkinson's disease. These groups will help you to share their and your own experiences. You will find an environment where you can learn new ways of dealing with this problem. You'll also be able to talk to other people and fine comfort by sharing the things that you are going through. You'll also be able to share approaches you have discovered with other people and may be able to help them to deal with this problem better. It will also help you to know that you are not the only person who is suffering from this problem.

Individual counselling

Individual counselling is another type of support which can help you tremendously. When you go for a one-to-one counselling sessions, you'll be able to talk about your problems and the mental state and with the help of the counsellor, you'll be able to find solution for your problems. It will also help you to boost your morale and improve positivity towards life.

References

1. Stop Parkin And Start Livin
2. Parkinson’s Disease
3. Parkinson’s Disease