Parkinson's Fighter: Rejko

“Patients see us doctors still often as demigods in white and are afraid to ask questions. They are not used to be involved in treatment decisions. I find it important to we show patients possibilities and enable them to decide on certain things themselves. We doctors can’t be with them all the time in their daily life. Thus, the fight against the disease is a joint fight, which we fight together with the patients. Without the patients we can’t progress in research and in turn patients have an interest to support research in order to accelerate it. They are the real experts and they need to tell us what the really big problems are. Before we doctors believed that the motor symptoms are the biggest problem among Parkinson’s patients. Now we learn that some patients suffer a lot from depression, sleeping problems or muscle pain. Only if we learn from patients, we can set the right goals and find new ways for better treatments.”