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I’ve said it myself countless times and have preached the need for self-care at public lectures and in private counsels with friends and family. But do I practice what I preach?

Management

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  • General Management
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    And dealing with any of the symptoms requires a multifaceted approach.  The following is a general framework…
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    Education is Key
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    A recent review indicates that patient education can have a positive impact on patient satisfaction, health-related quality of life…
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    Maintaining a Healthy Weight
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    Progressive weight loss and undernutrition is a major feature of PD, particularly as the disease progresses.
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  • Quality of Life
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    Quality of life truly should be the primary endpoint that motivates all decisions when it comes to our medical care.
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    Overview of Nutrition
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    There are no diets specific to Parkinson’s. However there are a variety of nutritional concerns that may arise as this disease progresses
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    Self-Care
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    What is meant by self-care? According to the World Health Organization, self-care may be defined as…
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  • 10 Pieces Of Information To Take To Your MDS
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    Because there is no objective test or marker for Parkinson’s disease, the physician looking after the management of your illness…
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    Acupuncture and Parkinson's Management
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    Originating in China, acupuncture is one of the oldest medical practices in the world, having been used for thousands of years.
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    Build Your Health Care Team
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    Build your Parkinson’s support team. For everyone, the members of this team will be different. It very much depends on your age and…
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  • Tai Chi and Parkinson's
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    Tai Chi is thought to have numerous benefits. These include delayed ageing, improved flexibility, stress reduction…
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    New Years Resolutions To Make
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    A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is something that millions of people around the world face.
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    5 Bad Habits To Change
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    Facing another year with a chronic illness like Parkinson's disease is not easy
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  • Air Travel
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    Here are some tips for air travel that you may find helpful.
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    Advice For Patients With Dementia and PD
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    It may be that you are noticing the early stages of dementia in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Here are some tips that may be helpful.
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    Advice for Caregivers - PD & Dementia
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    This is the type of scenario you may face at some point when your loved one is diagnosed with dementia.
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other publications

Working With PD
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Mathur, 43, found that she wasn't able to juggle the workload of being a family physician while at the same time raising two young children.
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10 Ways To Participate in Your Medical Care
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As a physician I have seen first-hand the different ways people face very similar diagnoses. Regardless of our diagnosis, the fundamental approach is the same -- we must be active participants in our medical care…
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How To Live Better With Chronic Illness This Year
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For many people this is the time of year to leave bad habits behind and face the upcoming year with motivation and a set of new commitments.
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Power Through Project - Soania's Story
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The most important lesson I've learned over the past 17 years, is that you must be an active participant in your management.
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April is PD Awareness Month
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It's a time to increase public awareness about a disease that detrimentally affects the lives…
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Suggested Reading
The Many Symptoms of PD
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Although tremor is a very common symptom in Parkinson’s Disease it only one of many issues faced by those that live with the challenge of this illness. 
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