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Are you newly diagnosed?

If you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not know where to turn.  You are not alone. We encourage you to connect with someone else in your local Parkinson's community.  It may help to talk to someone else going through the same thing. Some newly diagnosed people want to join a support group right away and others won't even consider it. When you are ready, there are many programs and services available to you. You don't have to do it by yourself and  there are things you may be able to do to fight back and live better in spite of your PD. 

When you are ready, we are here to help.

Blue Skies

Jump Start: A specially designed program for those newly diagnosed.

Jump Start is a free quarterly program held in Orange County in partnership with Rogue PT & Wellness.  You will learn the basics of Parkinson's from a Movement Disorder Neurologist and find out the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's from Claire McLean PT, DPT, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist.  You will also have the opportunity to explore many of the programs available to you in Orange County. Find more information here.

Food for Thought When Your are Newly Diagnosed

A Letter to My Patients on the Day They Were Diagnosed by Dr. Sarah King DPT

"If I could turn back the clock and write a letter to every single one of my clients on the day they were diagnosed with Parkinson's, this is what it would say."


A Note From the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance

This is often the toughest time. There’s no getting around it, and we’re sorry you have to wrestle with this truth. No one asks for this. We know that. You’ll never forget the day you hear the diagnosis. As you move through the clouds, all those thoughts and feelings, remember to give yourself a little more

A Letter to My Newly Diagnosed Self by Alan Cole

Wise words from Alan Cole PhD five years after his diagnosis.  Alan is the author of the popular blog PD Wise.
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