Keeping a Diary
For people with Parkinson’s, keeping a diary about how they are coping with their Parkinson’s, their medications, and any problems they experience can be very useful. It can also be of benefit for carers to record their experiences of caring. This can be helpful preparation for when you visit a doctor or another health or social-care professional.
It can also help you to demonstrate how variable Parkinson’s can be for the person you care for and, consequently, how your role as a carer can vary from day to day and, indeed, during each day. Some carers also find keeping a diary provides them with an emotional outlet for their feelings.