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The most important decision you will make is choosing a Movement Disorder Specialized Neurologist.
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MDS Neurologists are quicker at diagnosing and more accurate, eliminate the prescribing of unnecessary medications and diagnostic testing and patient enjoy quicker appropriate treatments. This
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of a psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, physical therapist, geriatrician, sleep specialist, speech therapist, social worker, and occupational therapist, among others.specializes in Parkinson’s
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a movement disorders neurologist, patients with PD often need the help of a psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, physical therapist, geriatrician, sleep specialist, speech therapist, social worker, and occupational therapist, among others.
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Choosing a Neurologist
The next big decision is the most important decision you will make – finding an excellent neurologist. Don’t rush this decision. The key is selecting a neurologist that is a Movement Disorder Specialized Neurologist (MDS). A regular neurologist has good knowledge of 400 neurological disorders.
Movement Disorders Specialist focus on Parkinson’s Disease. MDS completes a movement disorders fellowship of 1-2 years of training focused on Parkinson’s and related disorders. Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that cause abnormal increased voluntary or involuntary movements. Research shows that MDS Neurologists are quicker at diagnosing and more accurate, eliminate the prescribing of unnecessary medications and diagnostic testing and patient enjoy quicker appropriate treatments. This shouldn’t be surprising considering Parkinson’s complexity.
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Getting out of bed is half the challenge
It is common to wake up and be stiff and think today is going to be tough. You can barely roll out of bed. We recommend getting up, no matter how tough it is, to get out of bed, stretch and have a breakfast. I guarantee you will be your normal happy self once you get moving. I am always amazed at how quickly I transition to smiling. Eventually you can train your mind to skip the wakeup blues and be positive when you wake
Exercise is essential to thrive with Parkinson’s. Exercise has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. Exercise helps maintain strength and flexibility which is critical to maintain mobility and independence. Exercise benefits are greater at earlier stages, so do not wait. Get started today! The key is to make sure the trainer specializes working wish Parkinson’s patients. Below are some national programs, which is a fantastic way to get started.
Branded Exercise Programs
Branded exercise programs are nationwide Parkinson’s specific exercise programs that benefit patients. It’s a good place to start to meet other outgoing patients and to establish expectations.
Parkinson’s disease is unique in that 95% of medical expenses are paid by Medicare because Parkinson’s patients are typically retired, 65 years or older and on Medicare. As Parkinson’s Disease progresses treatments tend to increase in costs as your dopamine decreases. We recommend having a supplemental insurance. Late stage Deep Brain Stimulation surgery may require you paying your full deductible out of pocket for the surgery while late stage Duopa has low surgery costs but the monthly costs of the Duopa can exceed $15,000. This may require you to apply for a nonprofit to pay the difference. Having a Movement Disorder Specialized Neurologists will give you a better chance obtaining insurance approvals. This is routine fo them.