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ParkinsonLink: Hospital Stays, Driving and Parkinson's Disease

Why do people with Parkinson's disease fare differently in the hospital from others? When is the right time for a person with Parkinson's disease to decrease his or her driving or stop altogether? In the fall issue of PDF News & Review, we discuss how you can prepare for both of these situations.

Going to the Hospital with Parkinson's: How to be Prepared

The experience of staying in the hospital is stressful for anyone. For people who live with Parkinson's disease, hospital stays can be especially challenging. Learn why this is so and take action now to ensure the best care for you and your loved ones.
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Driving and Parkinson's Disease

PDF often receives questions on its HelpLine about how PD might impact driving and how to cope. The truth is that while the symptoms of Parkinson's and the side effects of its medications may affect a person's driving ability, the diagnosis alone does not tell the whole story. Learn steps you can take to drive safely and know when it's time to stop.
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PDF's Marathon Team Goes the Distance for Parkinson's Research

Five PDF Champions will run the 26.2 mile Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 28, in Washington, DC, alongside 30,000 runners to raise funds for PDF. Another PDF Champion just completed the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon on September 22. Meet members of our team and find out why running for the cause is so important to them. (As of September 26, the team has raised $7,739).
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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.