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How Will You Live Well in 2017?


How Will You Live Well in 2017?

A new year brings a chance to honestly assess what’s working and what could be changed. Whether you subscribe to resolutions or not, we want to help you be your best and live well with Parkinson’s.

Living well with Parkinson’s means staying active, engaged, informed, connected and courageous each and every day. Since Parkinson’s affects everyone differently, we encourage you to do what works for you – starting now.

Now is the perfect time

Renew your commitment to living well with Parkinson’s. To encourage you as you take action, members of our Parkinson’s community have shared what they’ve learned about living well.

Together, we can live well

You are not alone. Together we will be active, engaged, informed, connected and courageous. Here’s to learning and living well today and every day!

We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and share how you will live well in 2017.

16 Comments on “How Will You Live Well in 2017?

    • Lynne Stiefel

      January 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply

      My husband and I bought a tandem bicycle. We ride it together and I don’t feel as unbalanced. We are both enjoying the rod, and I’ve gotten more proficient.

      • Megan Boyles

        January 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply

        Lynne – Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! To learn more about exercise, make sure to visit our Exercise Page or email us at info@davisphinneyfoundation.org should you have more questions.

    • Lynne Stiefel

      January 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

      My husband and I are taking road trips frequently. This is been a good way for us to get away and enjoy sites we always have.

      • Megan Boyles

        January 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

        Hi Lynne – thanks again for your feedback! We love to hear from our community. Feel free to email us at info@davisphinneyfoundation.org should you have more questions.

    • Richard.

      January 11, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply

      Camping and fishing

    • Carl Ames

      January 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Despite the fact that I am not able to do all that I used to do, I am able to contribute to helping myself and others living with Parkinson’s feel good about themselves and help encourage them to live well. As we reach out to others and get to know them we can make many new friends .

    • Viviane

      February 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

      When my husband could not longer fit in his shoes, I became quite concerned over his swollen feet and ankles. He walks several miles a day, and uses a stationary bike. I reached out to our homeopath. She advises to cut some parsley, and every day, I use about 1-2 tablespoon in our salad. Swelling is gone, and I have been spreading the news whenever I can.
      Simple and no cost ( no pill either). For those of you out there who suffer from the same symptoms.
      Connection with friends and sharing information has been a blessing in our life with this nasty condition.
      Stay well and keep hoping for a cure or at least something that will help slow down the symptoms.

      • Scout Hill

        February 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply

        Hi Viviane – Thank you for the helpful tip and sharing your advice with the community. Please email us at info@davisphinneyfoundation.org if you have any additional comments and/or concerns.

    • Durham

      February 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply

      I am still fighting to accept the decline in my physical abilities. The past five years have seen a rapid decline in my ability to walk, talk, and energy levels. I am coping by taking breaks during and between activities, have a housekeeper every three weeks, my husband is pitching in willingly and without complaint to help out, and counting my blessings. I still wonder what the future holds. One day at a time is my philosophy and sometimes it is one minute at a time!

      • Scout Hill

        February 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply

        Hi Durham – Thank you for sharing your advice and experience. Please email us should you have any additional questions at info@davisphinneyfoundation.org.

    • Doug Bey MD

      February 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm Reply

      I’m continuing to practice psychiatry 3 1/2 days/week which I enjoy & keeps me active & engaged!

      • Scout Hill

        February 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm Reply

        Hi Doug – Thank you for sharing!

    • Joan Edwards

      February 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply

      Ever Friday I get to my Bridge group and do some shopping after. Why has this become such a big deal? The next day I am exhausted.

      • Jessie Zweibel

        March 24, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

        Joan, I’m sorry to hear your Bridge and shopping routine has become tiring. Perhaps you could consider adding in a brief nap or splitting up your activities on different days? You may also want to let your doctor know your fatigue is becoming bothersome. Hope this helps!

    • pati kirk

      July 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm Reply

      hi. these comments are so inspiring. my doctor is pretty sure that my parkinsons is atypical. I was diagnosed a year ago and my walking is not good and I have trouble with my swallowing but I work hard at my exercising and my ;husband and I try to just live one day at a time and do fun things together. I have parkinsons but we are not parkinsons. thanks!

      • Melani Dizon

        July 25, 2018 at 11:39 am Reply

        That’s such a great attitude to have, Pati. Congrats on exercising and just taking it all one day at a time.

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