People impacted by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders experience a loss of control every day. For the care partners trying to establish a new medication schedule and integrate it into everyday life; for people with the disease who are now challenged to do what came so easily five years ago; and for adult children trying to figure out how to be of assistance and support – we realize this disease makes all of us feel powerless at one time or another.
At PMD Alliance, we believe that information is POWER . . . and let’s face it: medications for Parkinson’s aren’t something found on a drugstore shelf. We also know that PD is different for each individual. Anecdotes about someone’s experience may be interesting and informative, yet what works for one person or what sounds perfect during an internet search, is not always right for everyone.
That’s why we share information about treatment and medication options and create opportunities to interact with professionals directly. Our goal is to have a space for participants to dialogue with physicians and ask questions, to reflect on what they learn, and be more empowered in weighing options and making informed choices when meeting with their care providers.