Recently diagnosed

Feeling overwhelmed?

Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s there are many treatments and therapies available to help relieve the symptoms and maintain your quality of life.  Your diagnosis may have come as a total surprise or a confirmation of suspicions and it may take a little time to come to terms with the diagnosis.  Either way you are not alone.  Help, support and information is available for you.

 

Here's some advice from some of our members who are on the same journey.

 

Be active - sign up for exercise classes as soon as possible after diagnosis.  Exercise can slow, halt or even reverse the progression of your symptoms

 

Healthy diet - good nutrition is important for people with Parkinson’s

 

Stay positive - having a network of friends and family can help here

  

The Parkinson’s UK main website has a wealth of material covering all aspects of Parkinson’s. If you are newly diagnosed or would like more information we suggest you start there.

Online support

First Steps is an online programme for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and their family, friends and carers.

 

In 3 sessions, it will help you to take the first steps in making sense of your diagnosis and empower you to start living well with Parkinson’s by providing you with the information and support you need.

Local support

We can help you in your quest to stay active and provide information and support as well as opportunities to meet people and make new friends.    

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