Individual reactions to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s are as varied as the symptoms of the condition. Whatever the reaction, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone, we are in this together.
Parkinson’s Victoria recommends giving yourself and your loved ones permission to experience a range of emotions following diagnosis. Remember, it is likely you have already experienced a number of life challenges, prior to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Just as you coped with those new and difficult moments, you will find the resources to cope with your future life with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s is a complex condition. The symptoms can impact on day to day activities and the future. Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s is a life changing experience, but there are treatments to help manage the symptoms and support services available to help get the most out of life, maintain independence and to continue to enjoy all that life has to offer.
There is no ‘best’ way to deal with the changes and adjustments that come with living with a chronic health condition. The adjustment period is different for everyone. Try to remain positive, realistic and connected to your friends, family and community.
Below you will find the relevant pages specific to you...
What is Parkinson’s
Information about Parkinson’s
Information about the potential symptoms of Parkinson’s and how they can affect a person living with Parkinson’s.
Treatments and Professional Support
Information about medications, surgical options and professional support available for people living with Parkinson’s.
Support For You
Information about support services, health education events and neurlogists to assist in making a positive impact in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s
Information For You
Personal stories and information about resources and publications in English and other languages, to assist people living with Parkinson’s feel more informed.
Living With Parkinson’s
Information about how to live well with Parkinson’s
Information about Parkinson’s research studies and ways to participate, that aim to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s both today and tomorrow.