Newly diagnosed? Here's your Guide!
To All Those Who Are Newly Diagnosed With Parkinson's,
(within the last 3 years or so)
Being told you have Parkinson's is life changing. So many questions come flooding in.
What do I do next? . . . . Where can I find help? . . . . What do I need to know? . . . .
How will my life change?
When diagnosed, most people leave their doctor with a vague memory of bewildering words but nothing tangible. We heard this repeatedly and saw a clear need for basic information to take with you. We are pleased to share our Beginner's Guide to Parkinson's and the following tools will help to sort through a confusing and emotional time.
Neurology Visit Checklist (copy this 2-sided form to take with you)
Some of you will first see the guide here on our website. But our primary goal is to have neurologists and other healthcare professionals in Central New Mexico give you a printed Guide when you are diagnosed so the information is available when you're ready.
How should you begin? First, take time to adjust to the news. When the time is right, use the Guide to begin educating yourself for the decisions that lie ahead. You'll feel empowered as your journey's first steps are made with a measure of awareness and confidence.
Be sure to join us by signing up on our homepage. When you're comfortable, please introduce yourself so we can get to know each other. You are not alone. We are here to answer questions, seek out solutions, listen, and support.
It is an honor to be your local organization for information, resources, and hope. We look forward to meeting you.
Parkinson's Connection of Central New Mexico