Author Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Clinical Center for Movement Disorders, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative disorder, offering daily challenges for patients and caregivers. In spite of the challenges, it is still possible to live well with PD with a combination of positive attitude, focus on good health, healthy lifestyle with exercise and good nutrition, and an understanding that life can be lived well with some physical and mental constraints. Most importantly, the support and encouragement of family members makes a big difference in a patient's quality of life.
Chitnis S. Take Charge of Parkinson’s Disease: Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put You in the Driver’s Seat. Arch Neurol. 2011;68(8):1083. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.159