Or what have you done on your own that has allowed you to be able to do everything you did before Parkinson's? Thank you @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member for inspiring this question!
My Dr. has not done much other than yearly cks. I have read up all I can and learn what works for others ... and help myself in any ways I can.
Leon’s riding his bicycle. He says,”It makes me feel like a kid again “.
There is a lot of money put into a cure for Parkinson’s I believe it is better to enhance the lives of people on the journey or along with someone on the journey. For a cure is no good if you’re not able to take it.
My journey is just beginning but already I have learnt a good sense of humor, plenty of exercise to keep the core strength at it’s best, and medication that does not alter the person you are.
These things work for me
Exercise, exercise, (feel good, reduces some symptoms) physical therapy (has improved balance and gait), azilect (reduces some symptoms). Just started carbidopa/levadopa - too soon to say if it's helping.
I like the second part of your question better than the first - it is more relevant (and effective) dealing with PD day to day. There is relatively little that HAS to be done due to PD. Exercise, physical activity, good eating habits? We are supposed to have been doing them all along. If we weren't doing them before, we might want to ask ourselves why...
As for the MD's and therapists, we should be telling them what we need, not just wait for them to perform their functions - PD treatment is up to us to invoke and manage.
There! I managed to respond and get in a mini rant also - a good day's work to never miss an opportunity for producing them...