Understanding Parkinson's Disease

“In your battle with Parkinson’s Disease, knowledge is power and attitude is everything."
Managing medications and your symptoms can be a difficult task both for you and your medical team particularly since we have no objective marker or measurement when it comes to Parkinson’s disease. So physicians place a lot of weight on patient’s reports when making treatment decisions which is why relaying all important and relevant information is vital. And in order to communicate effectively, you need to educate yourself about this disease in general, knowing what to look for and what information to convey. In fact having greater knowledge and understanding about your disease manifestations and the potential side effects of your medications will ultimately go a long way in helping your physician make decisions regarding your management.