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  • Understanding The Positive Health Benefits of Gratitude
    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.” Medieval German Theologian Meister Eckhart “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” Khalil Gibran. Preface: Gratitude is good for you. The Roman philosopher Seneca said, “Nothing is ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-04-14By Frank Church
  • Don’t. Patientise. Me.
    Mariette Robijn So, we’re finally ready to start boxing, and then they go and patientise it. Does a therapist really need to come and check if I can handle it? That I won’t do myself a mischief? As if a therapist has more idea about boxing or Parkinson’s than I ... read more
    Source: Writing Smiles and Tears – Parkinson’s Blogs by Mariëtte RobijnPublished on 2018-04-10By marietterobijn
  • 2018 Parkinson’s Awareness Month and 65 Quotes to Support Your Life With Parkinson’s
    “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Jim Valvano “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” Brené Brown Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month: Parkinson’s awareness month is exactly that.  You simply start by making people around you familiar with this disorder.  And you can help others learn ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-04-09By Frank Church
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month: The Science Behind How Exercise Slows Disease Progression
    “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” Gene Tunney Précis: For Parkinson’s Awareness Month, let’s begin with an important reminder/statement that “Exercise is medicine for Parkinson’s disease.”  Coming soon in a future ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-04-09By Frank Church
  • Neuroprotection with Taurine in a Parkinson’s Model System
    “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” Orison Swett Marden “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” Helen Keller Introduction: Many of us take levodopa/carbidopa for substantial symptomatic relief; however, this dopamine replacement ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-04-05By Frank Church
  • A Cure for Parkinson’s Disease?
    I get them weekly. They come via email or through social media but most arrive as comments on one of my blog stories. They usually send several with the exact same wording, because the sender doesn't understand why their "comment" isn't showing up at the end of the story. They don't ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s HumorPublished on 2018-04-01
  • An Update of the Update of My Update
    Here is the promised video blog containing my new choreography for Numa Numa Lei! Need I say more? Here's the vblog, v-dog. <g>Go to https://www.youtube.com/Gsi2OS8BRJU in order to view this video ... read more
    Source: My Parkinson’s Journey by Rick CopplePublished on 2018-03-26
  • Piping hot new edition of “PD Pundit” comic
    Hey Parkinpeople, there is a new installment of the PD Pundit up over here. He's only trying to help! ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-03-26
  • Try and make it look at least a bit like Life!
    Mariette Robijn I do boxing, Parkinson’s boxing. Our coach often says: “Come on you lot, try and make it look at least a bit like boxing, eh.” Those are powerful words. They convey a bit of everything: humour, challenge, reality. Because, let’s face it, if you’ve started boxing in your ... read more
    Source: Writing Smiles and Tears – Parkinson’s Blogs by Mariëtte RobijnPublished on 2018-03-26By marietterobijn
  • Overdue for an Update
    Hi everyone. Yep, I've been busy of late. That's mainly why I've not put out a new update for a while. So I thought I would put up this brief update. No video, though I do have some video of me doing choreography to Numa Numa. And no, before anyone ... read more
    Source: My Parkinson’s Journey by Rick CopplePublished on 2018-03-23
  • British Medical Journal, Onderzoek naar Parkinson moet vernieuwen
    Mariette Robijn Dit is de Nederlandse samenvatting van de blog die we met onze Parkinson’s Research Advocacy Group hebben geschreven voor de British Medical Journal. “Als Parkinson patienten en research ‘Advocates’, belangenbehartigers, blijven we hoopvol dat de wereldwijde overvloed aan research naar parkinson binnen afzienbare tijd zal resulteren in behandelingen ... read more
    Source: Writing Smiles and Tears – Parkinson’s Blogs by Mariëtte RobijnPublished on 2018-03-14By marietterobijn
  • Flying Foxes
    My Wonderful Husband and I will be flying to New York City at the end of April to participate in some Parkinson's disease related events. There's just one small problem. We both hate flying. We are NOT afraid of flying. It's just that whenever one of us gets on a plane, something ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s HumorPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Can You Spot the Parkie?
    One of the three friends depicted below has Parkinson's. Your challenge: Identify the correct skier! ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Listing the Impossible
    Mariette Robijn Parkinson’s is a disease of loss. At first, you only lose the small things. Then you lose a few more until it eventually becomes quite a lot. You can see this coming, even if you don’t exactly know what you’re going to lose and when. The things that ... read more
    Source: Writing Smiles and Tears – Parkinson’s Blogs by Mariëtte RobijnPublished on 2018-02-21By marietterobijn
  • New Installment of the PD Pundit up now
    Hey friends, the PD pundit is pontificating on Parkinson's again! You can see the latest installment, the Holy Grail of Parkinson's here ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-02-19
  • Living and Working with “HOPE” in the Presence of Parkinson’s
    “Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths-it is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.” M. Scott Peck “Life is hard. Life is beautiful. Life is difficult. Life is wonderful.” Kate DiCamillo Introduction: A student and loyal reader of ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-02-19By Frank Church
  • Support Group Meeting Saturday, February 17: Rock Steady Boxing!
    Hello friends, we will have a boffo meeting this Saturday with a presentation on a new Rock Steady Boxing program that is forming in Anchorage This is one of the most  popular PD exercise programs, so it's exciting to have it happening here in Anchorage. See you at 3:30 at ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-02-15
  • Did I tell you the one about the basketball player, the neurologist and the blogger?
    Mariette Robijn If you’re the greatest basketball player in the world, then you consistently score in 450 out of every 500 shots. In other words, you’ve got a 90% success rate. Not bad, huh? But when that same basketball player appears on the news, it’s all about those 450 baskets ... read more
    Source: Writing Smiles and Tears – Parkinson’s Blogs by Mariëtte RobijnPublished on 2018-02-11By marietterobijn
  • Pete’s Parkinson’s Portraits: The Reverend Jesse Jackson
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    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-02-05
  • DBS Update: Five Years Later
    Well, it has been FIVE years since I joined the DBS "Holes in My Head Club" for Parkinson's disease and the thing people want to know most is...how am I REALLY doing?I am still doing fairly well. There isn't much change from last year. My DBS settings are slightly higher; ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s HumorPublished on 2018-01-30
  • Pete’s Parkinson’s Portraits, Neil Diamond
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-01-26
  • The PD Pundit
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Support Group Meeting Alert (This is NOT a Drill!)
    Hey Everybody, It's a meeting alert! We will have our regularly scheduled meeting this Saturday, January 20th, 3:30 at the usual place, the Pioneer home 5th floor West lounge. We will have a parkinson's pop quiz to start the new year right, so bring your brains, or your gut or ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-01-18
  • New episode of the Parkinson’s Pundit on REM Sleep Disorders
    Do you have trouble distinguishing reality from a nightmare? The PD Pundit is here to help! ... read more
    Source: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s RagPublished on 2018-01-15
  • A Good Life With Parkinson’s
    “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Louise Hay “Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.” Paulo Coelho I feel your stiffness; I know it well. I sense your troubled thoughts; my mind also has questions. ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2018-01-13By Frank Church
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