To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment. Recording Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms and other aspects of your condition will make it easier for you to ask smart questions and develop a deeper understanding of PD, its symptoms and treatments, and how you can partner with your healthcare providers to better manage your condition.
Doctor Discussion Guide
Preparing for your next appointment will ensure you have a better, more productive conversation with your doctor. Use this handy guide to record your symptoms and note any significant changes and share this information with your doctor.
Download the HealthCentral PD Doctor Discussion Guide.
Keeping an up-to-date record of your medications and taking it to your appointment gives your and your doctor valuable insight into what’s working and what may not be. Tracking your medications helps reduce your risks and may help you avoid side effects and drug allergies.
Download the HealthCentral Medication Tracker.
Managing Stress and Tracking Your Moods
Effective stress management helps to keep your mood stable and may have a positive impact on your symptoms. Identifying and tracking your stress triggers and moods will also help you identify patterns, and adopting stress relievers and mood boosting strategies could improve your quality of life
Download the HealthCentral Managing Stress and Tracking Mood Guide.
Eating nutritious foods as part of a balanced diet and maintaining your optimal weight are key to staying healthy and strong for anyone living with a chronic condition. By making a few small changes to your diet, you may even ease some of your symptoms. Check out these healthy eating tips.
Download the HealthCentral PD Nutrition Tips.
Physical activity can ease many PD symptoms and is a crucial part of helping you perform daily activities more easily. Mental activities can enhance cognitive functions such as memory, attention, speech, and problem solving. Here are some activity tips and exercise suggestions to get you started.
Download the HealthCentral Staying Active with PD Tips.
Being a caregiver carries a lot of responsibility and can be challenging. From time to time, every caregiver needs support to recharge. This self-care advice will help you maintain your personal well-being and relationships while you’re taking care of your loved one.
Download the HealthCentral Caregiver Tips.