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  • Being more positive with the diagnosis of PD

    Posted by David Blacker on June 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I’m increasingly interested in improving the way doctors deliver the diagnosis with more sensitivity and understanding and putting PD into a much more positive perspective. The 30 days of PD story by Geoff Evans demonstrates how quality of life can paradoxically be improved (at least for a while),  with the diagnosis of PD. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, reducing stress and getting out and doing the things you’d always planned to do but never got the time to do are all possible. It sounds like his general practitioner was tremendously inspiring and sensitive; sharing her own experience with PD. I have found this a very powerful thing to share with my own patients. It would be great to hear of other examples like Geoff, so I can persuade my colleagues to be more positive.

    Unfortunately, I also am aware of many examples where the diagnosis was delivered poorly.

    Best wishes

     

    David Blacker

    Neurologist with PD

    Perth, Western Australia

     

    krukar replied 2 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • krukar

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Parkinson’s is a tough condition no doubt.

    That is the reality, it is hard to minimize

    this condition. Medical professionals have got to be truthful.  But I have a choice. It is my battle. My Parkinson’s does not dictate my life.

    Doctor’s can only give me options. It is up to me how I cope. Blessings, Mike

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