Parkinson's and Resilience: Got it? Get it!

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Dr Jeffrey Wertheimer, neuropsychologist states: ” the concept of resilience in Parkinson’s Disease is unintentionally but commonly overlooked or under assessed, as the usual focus on "what is wrong" tends to overshadow the many positive attributes that lead one to be resilient, and that individuals with PD possess and can develop. Guests, Carol Walton, CEO of the Parkinson Alliance, and Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD will discuss the findings of the resilience survey, published 2013, and suggest ways that anyone living with Parkinson’s or other chronic illness might develop their coping strategies and sense of well-being.

The Parkinson Alliance, located in New Jersey is the umbrella organization for:

Parkinson’s Unity Walk (www.unitywalk.org

DBS4PD.org (www.dbs4PD.org) – a web based community founded by the President of the Parkinson Alliance, Margaret Tuchman.

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