How to cope with emotional challenges of Parkinson's disease

The following emotions are commonly experienced by people with Parkinson's disease. Some of these emotions are symptoms of Parkinson's disease as well as emotional reactions to having the disease.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Anger
  • Feeling that we are less valuable a person
  • Loss of hope

Services provided

Exercise training: classes, individual training

Counseling patients and families on how to cope with the many challenges of Parkinson's disease, and how to progress toward thriving in spite of these challenges

Public speaking: to patients, health care professionals, and students

Links to photos and videos

Boxing speed bag


Alpine skiing

Hiking to summit of South Sister, Oregon (altitude 10,358 feet)

For more videos, go to my YouTube channel

Exercise is something we have to do for ourselves. No one else can exercise for us and no pills can do for us what exercise does for us. There is no such thing as an exercise pill.