Coaching Tip: “I’m not crazy or lazy, I have Parkinson’s”

For this weeks coaching tip I would like to share a video with you from the Davis Phinney Foundation. This video provides an excellent presentation on the cognitive and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Non-motor symptoms may not be seen on the outside but as many of you, I am sure, will report they can have more of an impact on your life than the motor symptoms.

In my clinical assessments and reviews I make sure I discuss non-motor problems as much as the motor.  I encourage all my patients with Parkinson’s to mention these problems to their Neurologist even if the questions are not asked. Be proactive in the management of your condition as a whole and don’t just address what is seen on the outside.

Take the time to watch and listen.

 

 

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