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I’m Here. How Can I Help? 5 Ways to Be Supportive

There’s a lot of pressure and misunderstanding about mental health. Knowing what to say and do can be tricky. You can be a positive force for friends and loved ones by checking in about mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are five tips for navigating these conversations.

Five ways to be supportive

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  • pleasantscenic
    5 days ago

    I have tried different chat rooms for PD. they were difficult to keep people involved. Are canes difficult to keep and when do people start using walkers??
    these are 2 areas i am struggling with, along with not being capable or allowed to do thingsaround the house. pleasantscenic

  • Chris H. moderator
    3 days ago

    Hi, @pleasantscenic – Good to hear from you again. Hoping you find this site more engaging! If/when one would need a cane or walker would really depend on the individual. Typically, that would be in the later stages of PD. Here’s some more information on assistive devices here: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/living-with-pd/assistive-devices/. Hope this helps. – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

  • pleasantscenic
    2 weeks ago

    i am new to your program, Davis phinny, michael foxx, david zidd, i read and watch heir instructional cd’s. I am 66 years old, diagnosed with parkinson at 50 years old. the doctor many years ago had my body all screwed up. prescribing depression drugs..I now take Rytary and a night time tablet to help me sleep..Iam flat out tired of Parkinsons anf all it brings to the tableee

  • Chris H. moderator
    1 week ago

    Welcome to our site, @pleasantscenic! We’re so glad you joined. It sounds like the mix up by your doctors years ago was disheartening. I can definitely you being flat out tired of PD. If there’s any information we can help you find, we’d be happy to help. Take care. – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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