Social Connection

Scientists at Boston University are exploring how Parkinson's influences social connection. Based on early findings, they advise planning activities for when one is more energetic. 

According to the Journal of Physical Theropy Science, researchers studying PD have Introduced a new quality of life measure in which social connections such as family and friends are considered important and "being heard" was revealed as essential.
Evidence ... suggest[s] that certain activities - excercise, Social connected-ness and creativity - may not only be therapeatic for Parkinson's symptoms but may actually change brain function, according to Julie H. Carter, R.N., M.N., A.N.P.

"Dance for PD," a study in the Journal of Neural Transmission, found that dance - which combines social, physical and mental effort - helped improve mobility and overall life satisfaction.