Living Well Resources

Success is not measured by what you accomplish,
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
– Orison Swett Marden

We know that having Parkinson’s disease raises a lot of questions, and while Keith and Linda Hall walk a related path, they don’t consider themselves experts. Parkinson’s Fitness does not offer medical advice, rather, we share what we learn and encourage you to discuss all information with your physicians.

Remember that you are not alone, and chances are someone has been through something similar to whatever you might be experiencing or questioning. The most important things you can work toward are forming a comprehensive team in whom you have confidence, establishing realistic goals and educating yourselves on a regular basis. Take a few moments to read Keith Hall’s 25 guidelines for creating active-living goals shared from his own personal journey with Parkinson’s – Keith Hall – 25 Steps to the Goal

General Education
American Parkinson’s Disease Association- MA Chapter: https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/massachusetts/
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: https://www.parkinson.org/Living-with-Parkinsons/Resources-and-Support
Parkinson’s News Today: https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com
Live Well with Parkinson’s Disease – The Davis Phinney Foundation – https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/
Living with Parkinson’s Disease: https://www.michaeljfox.org
Learn to Live Well with Parkinson’s: http://pdplan4life.com/
Brain & Life Magazine – all neurological conditions – free subscription – https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/
Lewy Body Dementia Association – https://www.lbda.org/10-things-you-should-know-about-lbd/

Care Partners
Care partner Resources – Caregiver Resources | Parkinson’s Foundation
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Exercise to Ease Symptoms
Movement Disorder Consultation, Expertise and Care Programs: https://www.bumc.bu.edu/parkinsonsdisease/
Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/living-with-pd/topic.php?exercise
Does Exercise Impact Parkinson’s – Exercise | Parkinson’s Foundation
Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness at Gordon College – Center for Balance, Mobility & Wellness – Gordon College
Brian Grant Foundation – Exercise – Brian Grant Foundation
Types of Exercise for People with Parkinson’s – Best Exercises for People with Parkinson’s Disease | APDA (apdaparkinson.org)

Nutrition
Managing Parkinson’s with Good Nutrition – Diet & Nutrition | Parkinson’s Foundation
Eating Right for Parkinson’s-Parkinson’s Disease Plan for Life: http://www.pdplan4life.com/nutrition-parkinsons-disease.htm