Healthy Living

How to Build Mobility Confidence with Parkinson's Disease

Do More Planned Activities

Planned group activities are a good way to build mobility confidence. Group outings such as hiking, walking and others if done in a support group with others that share the same disorder can help to boost confidence of the members. Participants can encourage and challenge each other in friendly competition. This not only increases mobility, but takes care of the isolation aspect of the disease that can lead to depression and apathy in some patients. These activities can be planned at regular intervals and should cater to each person’s level of physicality. Helpers should always be present to help those patients that may need a bit more help than others.