Resilience Is Coping Power.
Leak, R.K. (2014).
ADAPTATION AND SENSITIZATION TO PROTEOTOXIC STRESS.
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12:24 to 56.
[PubMed] Resilience is a learned skill.
Macht, M., Schwarz, R., Ellgring, H. (2005).
Patterns of psychological problems in Parkinson's disease.
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.
Resilience may seem unnecessary after you take your dose of dopamine replacement therapy ( DRT).
So now is a good time to begin focusing on areas not helped by the drugs:
balance, breathing, swallowing, or heart rate to name a few; areas that safely maintain your normal
daily life and keep you independent.
Resilience in Parkinson's?
Resilience - the strength to cope!
Your resilience affects your Parkinson's symptoms.
Shamaskin-Garroway, A.M., Lageman, S.K., Rybarczyk, B., (2015).
The roles of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson's disease.
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[PubMed] Resilience is not affected by the severity of PD.
Robottom, B.J., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Anderson, K.E., Reich, S.G., Fishman, P.S., Weiner, W.J., et al. (2012).
What determines resilience in patients with Parkinson's disease?
Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.
[PubMed] Disability and quality of life may affect your resilience.
An optimistic personality is a definite plus factor in resilience.
Can someone learn to be more resilient?
The short answer: YES!
Protect your brain:
and successful brain aging practice.
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Activity-dependent, stress-responsive BDNF signaling and the quest for optimal brain health and resilience throughout the lifespan.
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Impact of an exercise program on physical, emotional, and social aspects of quality of life of individuals with Parkinson's disease.
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Successful brain aging: plasticity, environmental enrichment, and lifestyle.
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[PubMed] Strengthen your social support.
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Social support and resilience to stress: from neurobiology to clinical practice.
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[PubMed] Maintain your autonomy and control.
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Towards proactive active living: patients with Parkinson's disease experience of a
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Work to strengthen your resilience:
Here's a short list:
Understand your core set of beliefs.
Look for and pursue your life's purpose.
Work to overcome those things that scare you about Parkinson's.
Ask friends and fellow PWP for support
Kamenov, K., Cabello, M., Caballero, F.F., Cieza, A., Sabariego, C., Raggi, A., et al. (2016).
Factors Related to Social Support in Neurological and Mental Disorders.
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11(2):e0149356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.
Kang, M.Y., Ellis-Hill, C.. (2016).
How do people live life successfully with Parkinson's disease?
Journal of Clinical Nursing.
[PubMed] Exercise within your capacity.
Learn new things - keep your brain active.
Mostly, accept yourself, your condition, as you are.
Lageman, S.K., Mickens, M.N., and Cash, T.V. (2015).
Caregiver-identified needs and barriers to care in Parkinson's disease.
Julien, C.L., Rimes, K.A., and Brown, R.G. (2016).
Rumination and behavioural factors in Parkinson's disease depression.
Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
Cooney, J.W. and Stacy, M. (2016).
Neuropsychiatric Issues in Parkinson's Disease.
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16(5):49. doi: 10.1007/s11910-016-0647-4.
Landau, S., Harris, V., Burn, D.J., Hindle, J.V., Hurt, C.S., Samuel, M. et al. (2016).
Anxiety and anxious-depression in Parkinson's disease over a 4-year period: a latent transition analysis.
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Coping with the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson's.
Katherine Possin, PhD, UCSF Conference on Parkinson's Disease.
Barriers to resilience:
 Fear of falling