Lifestyle changes for Parkinson's

elderly person sitting on a park bench readingWhile there is no magic diet or exercise program that will cure Parkinson’s disease (PD), there are many ways you can improve your quality of life and manage symptoms with simple lifestyle changes. 

Parkinson’s shows up differently for everyone, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to these lifestyle changes. Some patients may have significant motor symptoms, while others experience more cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms. One person may lose their sense of smell but have manageable tremors, while another can smell and taste as usual but have difficulty lifting a spoon to their mouth.

So while the overall aim for everyone is to make healthy choices, how you adjust your life to meet the challenges presented by PD will be unique to you.