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Newly Diagnosed Resources

Checklist for the NEWLY DIAGNOSED - Davis Phinney Foundation


Download this checklist to find out what you can do every day, every week, every month and every year to live well with Parkinson’s.
When you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you may be filled with worry, fear, questions, and feelings of loss and sadness. In addition, you’ve probably heard advice from your medical team and loved ones about what you need to do to live well with it. And that can feel overwhelming. That’s why we created this Parkinson’s newly diagnosed checklist. We wanted to create a simple plan you can put into action quickly so you can live well with Parkinson’s now and for many years to come.

Davis Phinney Foundation - Parkinson's 101


material for newly diagnosed

Every Victory Counts Manual

Support, Trusted Organization, PD101, Inspiration

First published in 2010, the Every Victory Counts® manual broke new ground as the only resource of its kind, devoted solely to the principle of proactive self-care and a holistic approach to managing Parkinson’s. In subsequent editions, it has gained international recognition as a superb and comprehensive resource for changing the way people live with Parkinson’s. Now in its sixth edition, the manual is the cornerstone of our new Every Victory Counts suite of resources, a robust collection of printed and digital manuals (including a new Every Victory Counts Manual for Care Partners) that embrace the Davis Phinney Foundation’s philosophy of taking action to improve your quality of life with Parkinson’s.

Mayo Clinic PD 101 Overview


Overview, Symptoms, When to see a doctor, Causes, Risk factors, Complications, Prevention

Michael J. Fox Introduction to Parkinson's PD 101


There is no simple way to deal with the life-changing event of a Parkinson’s diagnosis. The good news: Most people find acceptance and quality of life after the initial adjustment period.

New Parkinson's Diagnosis - Davis Phinney podcast


If you suspect you have Parkinson’s, but you haven’t received an official diagnosis, you may be frustrated by the process and wondering what really goes into a diagnosis.

PD SELF -A program for Newly Diagnosed that Improves Quality of Life

PD101, Care Partners

PD SELF is a national program for Parkinson’s patients who have been newly diagnosed within the last 3 years. This program provides patients with the motivation, confidence, skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life by introducing them to ways of better managing their disease as it progresses over time.

Primer for newly diagnosed - Davis Phinney Foundation


Hearing the words, “You have Parkinson’s,” is life changing. For some, a Parkinson’s diagnosis may mark the end of a long and frustrating search to explain a collection of different and seemingly disconnected symptoms. For others, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is a complete shock, filled with feelings of disbelief and despair. For everyone, a Parkinson’s diagnosis brings a new and unexpected journey.

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