Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis is difficult. It is normal to feel angry, discouraged, or depressed at times. Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease can be frustrating, especially because it attacks daily activities such as walking, talking, and eating that in turn become more difficult and time-consuming. We compiled a short list of 5 tips for living with Parkinson’s disease you may find useful.
Depression is common in individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and consequently support groups are an inspiring resource to cope with the feelings associated with chronic conditions. Support groups for can be a good resource for practical and real-life advice and information Parkinson’s disease.
Friends and family can be your allies and become a strong support group. However, sometimes the understanding of others going through the same situation can be especially helpful which is why Homewatch CareGivers of Carlsbad recommends support groups.
However, we also understand that each individual is different and support groups are not for everyone. You and your family may also benefit from talking to a mental health professional or social worker qualified in working with people who have chronic conditions. Some antidepressant medications can help ease the symptoms and your doctor will make a recommendation if treatment is right for you.
To learn more about support groups in the Carlsbad area, talk to your doctor or contact the National Parkinson Foundation or the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Right now, the Parkinson’s Association in Carlsbad is having ongoing support groups meetings the first Thursday of every month, as well as, many other activities in the nearby area. Reach out today to one center near you, the feedback and care you will find here is like no other.
To attend their next support group meeting, please contact them here.