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    An_264814 posted:
    My husband, age 60, was just diagnosed with early onset of PD. We are both in shock. He is going to see his therapist for some emotional help. He also has Gauche's disease. Does anyone have suggestions for the beginning of this life changing process?
    atti_editor responded:
    This page has some great articles that I think you will find helpful. It includes information on important questions to ask your doctor, how to plan daily activities so that they don't overwhelm you, diet, exercise, home preparation, how counseling can help, and so much more. I think that seeing his therapist to sort through the diagnosis emotionally is a great place to start, and hopefully these articles can help you sort through what other steps you may need to take. Did his doctor offer any advice that you can start putting into place now?

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