Parkinson’s Awareness Month Week 4
April 28, 2021
April 19-25 Mental Health, Nutrition, and Complementary Therapies
Mental health impacts everyone and our quality of life. For people with Parkinson’s, it is especially important to understand how PD affects mental health. Many people with Parkinson’s experience non-motor symptoms that impacts mental health, like anxiety and depression.
Mood: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease
The Parkinson’s Foundation book Mood: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease “explains what mood changes can happen in Parkinson’s disease, why people with Parkinson’s might experience these changes and how to cope with them”. It is available on PDF by clicking the here.
Eating Well with Parkinson’s Disease– The Michael J Fox Foundation
Optimal Nutrition for Living with Parkinson’s Disease– Parkinson Voice Project
Ask the MD: What’s the Best Diet for Parkinson’s?– The Michael J Fox Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation Series on Nutrition and Parkinson’s
The Most Important Fact to Know About Parkinson’s Nutrition
The 17 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Parkinson’s Nutrition
How to Experiment with Your Nutrition While Living with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s Disease and Diet: A Practical Guide
The Michael J Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Disease and Diet: A Practical Guide provides information on how diet affects Parkinson’s disease and practical ways to encourage a practical diet. Read the PDF guide here.
Brian Grant Foundation Nutrition Resources
They love food at the Brian Grant Foundation! They have education, recipes, cooking videos and more on their website.
Parkinson’s Nutrition Overview
Cooking and Eating Tips
Meet the Chefs
Publications and Resources
There is a variety of holistic and complementary therapies for Parkinson’s, which can support or complement traditional medication. They include herbal supplements, to art & music therapy, to acupuncture. We have compiled some resources from our most trusted partners about Parkinson’s complementary therapies.
Herbs and Supplements
Latest Research of Food and Supplements for Parkinson’s– American Parkinson’s Disease Association
Over the Counter and Complementary Therapies– Parkinson’s Foundation
Art and Music Therapy as Complementary Therapies
Art Therapy for People with Parkinson’s– Davis Phinney Foundation
Feel the Rhythm: Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease– Parkinson’s Foundation
Acupuncture and Massage
Ask the MD: Acupuncture and Parkinson’s– Michael J Fox Foundation
The Use of Acupuncture and Massage for Parkinson’s Disease– American Parkinson’s Disease Association