What happens to me
Your type of Parkinson’s, what symptoms you experience, when they happen and how you deal with them is individual to you.
Your approach to living with Parkinson’s must be tailored to you as a person, because not only are your symptoms unique, you also have a lifestyle, environment and support network that is personal to you.
It’s a very different condition for different people. Day to day, hour to hour.
It’s important to know their symptoms as people are developing, so that they know which path they’re taking. Also to help them empower themselves. This is me. This is my Parkinson’s.
The first step of making a tailored plan is to be sure about the type of Parkinson’s you have. The sheet below will enable you to write a profile of your Parkinson’s, so you can accurately picture and describe your condition.
Any sections where you are not sure what to write you can use as the start of a discussion with your neurologist to become better informed.
The sheet asks you to record:
– The way Parkinson’s affects you
– Factors that affect your symptoms
– Things that you can do
– Your description
Download the Parkinson’s profile sheet to help you describe your own version of Parkinson’s.
Just as your medication is tailored to you, so should the rest of your approach to living with Parkinson’s. The next sections will help you explore changes that may help, making plans based specifically on your life and what you are able to do.