Making the Most of Your Parkinson's Care

Making the Most of Your Parkinsons CareEach section below offers information to help you make the most of your Parkinson's care.

Check out the links below for valuable information you can share with healthcare providers and staff who may not be familiar with Parkinson's disease (PD). This information can help providers understand:

  • Your unique combination of PD symptoms
  • Best ways to manage your PD if you are in a hospital or care facility

We've also provided forms to help you organize your care and prepare for your appointments. That way you can make the most of the time you have to deal with your concerns.

The Handbook offers clear information on various PD symptoms and care options to discuss with your healthcare provider.

To successfully manage your PD, it's important to take an active part in looking out for yourself. We hope this information will help.

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If You Go to the Hospital

Critical Information for Caring for the Parkinson's Patient      
Created to allow people with Parkinson's, their care partners or their doctors to notify other medical personnel about their specific form of PD. Offers key management tips for PD while the patient is in a hospital or care facility.

If you go to the hospital

NPF: Hospitalization Checklist

NPF: 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Hospitalization

How to Get the Best out of Your Healthcare Provider

Forms to Help Organize Your Medical Care

Contact Information

Current PD Issues

Event Diary

Medical History

Prescription Diary

Prescription List

Questions for Your Doctor

Tools for Talking: Assistive Devices to Make Yourself Heard

Pocket Medication Card (editable)


A Handbook for People with Parkinson's Disease