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Information about Parkinson's Disease

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  • People First Language from disabilityisnatural.com by Kathie Snow offers insight into society's use of language when using the term disability. The term disability is a societal construct to identify characteristics related to a medical condition that may entitle an individual for services or legal protections. The use of this language encourages freedom, respect and inclusion for all, and recognizes forms of language that can isolate, create negative stereotypes and place attitudinal barriers for individuals. "Using People First Language, putting the person before the disability—and eliminating old, prejudicial, and hurtful descriptors, can move us in a new direction. People First Language is not political correctness; instead, it demonstrates good manners, respect, the Golden Rule, and more—it can change the way we see a person, and it can change the way a person sees themself!" For more articles by Kathie Snow to "help us begin to use more respectful and accurate language and create positive change," visit People First Language and More
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    Tests to see if your feet and fingers have dexterity and movement help the physician to rule out other disorders before making a Parkinson's diagnosis.

    There is a standard test called the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, which helps to assess tremors, rigidity, slow movement.

    By the time a person is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease damage to the dopamine receptors in the brain have been going on for many years.

    New Sign Northwest Parkinson's Foundation: Recent Diagnosis offers information on the diagnosis and coping with the diagnosis.

    New Sign Neurologist Search for Movement Disorder Treatment provides a listing of how to find a neurologist by typing in your zipcode.

    Needs and Solutions

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    Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Nutrition and Diet

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    Learn more about Parkinson Disease

    There are countless web sites available with answers to many questions and where you can learn more about Parkinson's Disease.

    Here are just a few:

    Additionally, there are hundreds of Parkinson's Disease Support Groups across the country and around the world, and many Parkinson's Disease On-Line Disability Communities: chat rooms and forums on the Internet.

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