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Thinking positively when you have Parkinson's

Lots of people with Parkinson's tell us it's helpful to look for the positives and focus on what you can do, rather than what you can't.

This may include things like finding ways to let go of worries, acknowledging the things that go well and keeping your sense of humour.

Practical tips for staying positive with Parkinson's

People with Parkinson's find lots of ways to stay positive – from small, everyday things like keeping a diary of positive moments, to longer-term relaxation activities, such as taking up yoga or meditation classes.

Thinking positively about Parkinson's

People with Parkinson's share their tips for staying positive including being with family, not feeling guilty and how to keep a positive attitude.

Miah and family

Miah was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 61

"I've had Parkinson's for around 10 years and I'm still active and positive about my future.

"It's all about attitude. You should do what you can, to the best of your energy and ability."

Miah is an avid photographer and lives with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

How do you think positively with Parkinson's?

Do these ideas help, or do you have your own approach?

Share your tips with others on the Parkinson's UK forum.