A big part of self-care is making the decision to do your best and keep as active, strong, and flexible as you can for yourself and those who care about you. The more that you can do for yourself, the less dependent you are on others, but the more options you have to choose from, and the greater the flexibility.
Taking care of yourself with Parkinson’s might include working closely with your neurologist who is a movement disorder specialist, building a care team of doctors, therapists, and health practitioners. Once you can accept that you are living with this disease and are alright in your own skin, you will find that assisting others also brings you joy and peace.
Diet, Exercise, & Medications
Diet, exercise, nutrition, and maintaining your medications on a schedule along with proper hydration can keep Parkinson’s under control for many, many years. If you tend to be protein sensitive with your medications, pay close attention to the times that coincide when your protein may collide with your medications and digestion.
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