CNN CNN Health

Persevering With Parkinson's Disease

Content provided by: Better Medicine from Healthgrades

Tips for Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Coping with Parkinson’s disease can be frustrating. A good deal of that frustration comes from the loss of control that you once had over your body. It can also be emotionally overwhelming. Nonetheless, people have a number of tools at their disposal for better managing the symptoms and living a healthy, enjoyable life. Here’s what can help ›

7 Non-Motor Effects of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease has a big impact on your body beyond the hallmark symptoms of tremors and muscle rigidity. It can impact sexual function, sleep patterns and your bladder and bowel habits. Learn more about the physical toll of Parkinson’s disease, and what you can do to cope

How Much Do You Know About Parkinson’s Disease?

This illness has existed for thousands of years. Test your knowledge.

What Parkinson’s Does to the Mind

Depression is a common result of Parkinson’s disease. But the diseases’ impact on the mind doesn’t stop there. Parkinson’s can impact cognitive function, memory, personality and facial expressions. Coping with the emotional and mental toll of Parkinson’s is a challenge for both patient and caregiver

Getting Good Treatment

Treatment for Parkinson’s disease has greatly improved over the years. Medications are available that can help you control your movements. Staying active is also important. Take a look at this treatment overview ›

Living Well With Parkinson’s

Sleep problems are a common issue for people with Parkinson’s disease, including insomnia, sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness. The logistics of getting in and out of bed can also be challenging. Try these sleep tips to get better rest ›

Reference: Parkinson's Disease section on Better Medicine

Did You Know?

View Source

Parkinson's disease only affects older adults.