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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide to Online Resources: Life Style

The information in this guide is recommended for Parkinson's Disease patients and their care givers.

Daily Activities

Parkinson's Disease patients may have difficulties with daily living activities, such as dressing, eating, bathing and writing. Besides consulting your occupational therapist, here are a few tips to help you live a better quality of life.

Tai Chi

Look for Tai Chi

Tai chi helps Parkinson’s Patients with Balance and Fall Prevention

Academic Health Care Center Offers Tai Chi Classes. To see the complete information, click here.

Rock Steady Boxing @ NYIT

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine has organized boxing classes known as " Rock Steady Boxing". The coaches consist of a professional multidisciplinary team including: a neurologist, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. To view the complete information click here.

Classes are held at the NYIT De Seversky Mansion (building H on the map), 1 Northern Blvd, Glen Head, NY 11545.

Home Safety: General Guidelines

Have emergency numbers (police, fire, poison control),and a close contact person phone number available.

Keep a cordless phone in your pocket at all times.

Make sure smoke detectors work properly.

Avoid the use of fire hazards appliances such as space heaters and electric blankets.

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