Living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is not fatal – in fact, you can live a long, happy and fulfilling life with Parkinson’s.

We are here to help make that happen.

The First Five Steps

Parkinson’s disease is not fatal – in fact, you can live a long, happy and fulfilling life with Parkinson’s.

We are here to help make that happen.

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Parkinson’s Disease – At a Glance

It is estimated that seven to 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease.

San Diego is home to 60,000 people with Parkinson’s.

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Care for “Care Partners”

It’s natural to feel stressed when you’re taking care of a loved one. Sometimes, stress can lead to — or be a symptom of — depression.

There are treatments that can help.

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Prepare in Advance for a Hospital Visit

At some point or another, people with Parkinson’s may end up needing to go to a hospital. Save time and worry by preparing an emergency hospital bag in advance.

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Medication Schedule “Template”

Print and keep track of your daily medications with this handy schedule.(PDF)

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Veterans Information

VA presumes that specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans were caused by their military service.

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Parkinson’s & Home Safety

The Fix-It Service & Aging-in-place Remodeling play a significant role in allowing older adults to remain in their homes safely.

Many older adults in San Diego County live a productive life at home.

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Financial Issues

Many people find in the later stages of Parkinson’s that they need more physical or occupational therapy than what their insurance covers.

You can negotiate with your health care providers!

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Clinical Research Studies Participation

If you have Parkinson’s, you may be asked to volunteer for a research study.

Deciding whether or not to sign up is an important decision. Learning about research studies can help you decide if being a volunteer is right for you.

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FACT – Transportation

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Partners with Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT) to Support Parkinson’s Patient and Caregiver Transportation Needs.

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Transportation

You might also want to try a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft.

No Smartphone? Visit gogograndparent.com or call them at (310)400–5082

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Hallucinations & Delusions

It’s time you knew more about Parkinson’s disease hallucinations and delusions.
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About
     Us

About Us

The Parkinson's Association of San Diego provides information and referral services, education, support groups, exercise programs, community events, compassion and encouragement.

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Events in
     San Diego

Events

The Parkinson's Association of San Diego lists Parkinson's related events in the San Diego area. Including the "Good Start Program" and "Empowerment for Parkinson's".

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Living with
     Parkinson's

Living with Parkinson's

Parkinson’s disease is not fatal – in fact, you can live a long, happy and fulfilling life with Parkinson’s.
We are here to help make that happen.
 

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Support
     Groups

Support Groups

Complete listings of Parkinson's related Support Groups, Exercise Groups, Music Groups as well as other partners in San Diego's Parkinson's related organizations.
 

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