Nothing is more important than communication when navigating Parkinson’s disease. At first glance, this emPowered!® tool may look like it’s a symptoms checklist, but it’s really much more. It’s a resource to help families, loved ones, and physicians communicate effectively with each other.
The goal is to surface a handful of issues that present significant challenges, impacting your quality of life. Care partners, your input is important too. Please fill out a separate document to identify which symptoms impact your quality of life or what concerns you the most. Once each person has completed their list, sit down together and talk. When you recognize issues and challenges noted by one or more of you, it strengthens your “personal team” and improves your interaction with the rest of your care team.