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  • Choosing a rollator
    What the heck is a rollator again?  Think 4 wheels, a seat, and brakes.For many years there was the walker (see pic below), which is what we often think of when we think of the elderly infirm (my God, that's not me, is it?)  Sometimes called a walking frame, it has an aluminium frame, and you have to lift it ... read more
    Source: Parkie SupportPublished on 2019-08-12By Fran Lo
  • Sometimes it’s okay to give in.
    Since “joining” the Parkinson’s community (not by choice) almost 4 1/2 years ago, I have been truly amazed at the strength of my fellow PWP’s (People With Parkinson’s). Along with the strength comes tremendous encouragement and just cheering each other on through good days and bad. I absolutely love that about this community. When someone makes a post on Facebook ... read more
    Source: Punk Rock Parkinson’s!Published on 2019-08-12By darrynsw
  • Parkinson’s Disease: A Family Affair
    Can we talk? Today, this soon to be 54-year-old-gray-hair-PD-bloggin’-mama-of-four (breath)… is on a mission. I have a message to share, a story to tell. Why? Because the love of my life has Parkinson’s ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-12By AngieHott
  • Is What You Eat Making You Stink?
    If you’ve had Parkinson’s disease for any amount of time, you’ve most likely heard that one of the symptoms is a loss of the sense of smell. You may have experienced it yourself. I pondered this reality one day and became concerned. I wasn’t bothered so much by being unable to smell skunks or detect a foul odor upon entering ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-12By Sherri Woodbridge
  • Sunny Sundays!
    In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environmentParking Suns now features every Sunday on many Sundays a different YouTube music clip about the sun! This week we have “Miss Chatelaine” sung creamy-smooth by the fabulous k.d. lang. Every time your eyes meet mineClouds of qualmBurst into sunshine Meanwhile, click here for previous Sunny Sundays music vids. Enjoy your week! The post Sunny Sundays! ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-11By Bruce
  • Positive Deviancy and Enriched Environment
    Positive Deviance with an Enriched Environment Last week I reviewed research that showed that rats and mice raised in an “enriched environment” and then infected with a chemical that gave them PD were healthier on a variety of fronts than the control groups of rodents who had PD but no enriched environment.  The unanswered question was:  What does this mean ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-11By Bruce
  • What Patients Want vs. What Pharma Wants
      The pharmaceutical industry gets a bad rap…   sfbsfb   They are an easy scapegoat. Incredibly wealthy and powerful faceless entities that seem hell-bent on squeezing every penny they can out of desperate patients. While there are plenty of stories of unscrupulous practices from industry, ... read more
    Source: Tomorrow EditionPublished on 2019-08-11By Benjamin
  • How are you?
    Thursday 8 August 2019The lift doors are about to close but I squeeze in just in time. It’s 7:50am and I am on the way to the fourteenth floor to start my day.A work colleague is standing in the back corner and she smiles at me. In her early thirties, she is someone I know by name, but not particularly ... read more
    Source: Shaking Steven – Living with YOPDPublished on 2019-08-10By Unknown
  • Superhero Powers for People with Parkinson’s
    Can we talk? This time it’s not three something in the morning when this Parkinson’s disease (PD) care partner often lies awake when some stupid symptom finds it timely to bother the ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-09By AngieHott
  • Sun Poem: Death on a Bicycle
    Death on a Bicycle If you train on a road bike during the boiling hot summer in Nakajo, Japan,Your most valuable equipment, more than glovesHelmet or spare tire,Is sunglasses. There are gnats. As you breeze beside the rice paddies and through the mountain forests, They stick to your eyes. When you zoom down the gorge at Tainai, So fast that ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-09By Bruce
  • How I Steer My Inner Pain Conversation to a Place Where I Can Sleep
    Bad pain day. Trying to keep my mind distracted. Perhaps a good show is on television. Or maybe a movie. The “off” cycle will kick in within a few hours. Pain gets worse. Last medication before bed. Time to be quiet and contemplative, but the pain intrudes upon this space. It’s always murmuring, sometimes shouting, and ever-present. Finding sleep means ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-09By Dr. C
  • Creating a Break From the Mundane
    A big frustration that many people with Parkinson’s experience is that daily routine can become mundane. When each day begins to cycle around medicationsdoctor appointments, and schedules, it can take the energy out of life. When this happens, it is time to find a way to spice it up! ... read more
    Source: The Perky ParkiePublished on 2019-08-08By PerkyParkie
  • Creating a Break From the Mundane
    A big frustration that many people with Parkinson’s experience is that daily routine can become mundane. When each day begins to cycle around medications, doctor appointments, and schedules, it can take the energy ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-08By Allison Smith
  • 9 Things Society Needs More Of To Manage & Conquer Degenerative Brain Diseases
    An estimated 80 million* people worldwide live with a degenerative brain disease. That number is expected to rise rapidly over the coming decades as our growing population ages, lifespans increase and environmental toxins rise. The burden of trying to care for all those individuals will put an immense strain on our economies and test the social fabric of human civilization. At ... read more
    Source: Tomorrow EditionPublished on 2019-08-08By Benjamin
  • Exercising My Need to Push Boundaries
    Exercise can be so much more than simply exercise. Following are excerpts from prior pieces I have written in the last nine months about my own exercise, non-routine, exercise routines. ... read more
    Source: Your Move Fitness (Gavin Mogan)Published on 2019-08-07By Your Move Fitness
  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster? Here Are Some Tips
    Can you believe that August is already here and ticking away even as I click the keyboard keys? Yes, Christmas is just around the corner (although that is not what I was going to say, even if Hobby Lobby already has their shelves filled to the brim with greens and reds and golds). And that means September is less than ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-07By Sherri Woodbridge
  • Accept It ’til Personally Affected? Reject It
    Public hospital in Uganda ... read more
    Source: Your Move Fitness (Gavin Mogan)Published on 2019-08-06By Your Move Fitness
  • Alike but Different!
    I have hobbies: I write, I read, I travel, I photograph, I do Reiki, and I collect shark’s teeth. Shark’s teeth are elegant, silky, shiny and smooth. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and tones. Just like people with Parkinson’s disease, all the teeth are totally unique and full of character. The teeth […] ... read more
    Source: A Soft Voice In A Noisy WorldPublished on 2019-08-06By Karl Robb
  • What Not to Say to Someone with Parkinson’s Disease
    Not all people with Parkinson’s disease experience the same symptoms. For example, I am most affected by bradykinesia, poor fine motor skills, incontinence, and fatigue. I was inspired to write this column based on my personal experiences after I read Sherri Woodbridge’s column, “What to Say to Someone with Parkinson’s Disease.” Most people don’t know what to say and usually have ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-06By Jean Mellano
  • Parkinson’s Research Centers Can Help With Care
    Three months after my diagnosis, I drive to Houston, a three hour trip from my home in Austin that I’ve made many times before, sometimes for work but more often with my ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-06By Allan Cole
  • Conversations with a Chaplain: A Chaplain’s Spiritual Guidance
    Rev. Isaac Dusenbury is a chaplain at Duke University Hospital. He completed his chaplain residency at Duke University Hospital’s Surgical and Intensive Care Unit and graduated from the Divinity School of Duke ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-05By Editorial Team
  • Frustrated and Angry? It’s Not People, It’s Parkinson’s
    I get angry if he does and frustrated when he doesn’t. “He” is my husband. I am getting rather self-conscious about going out in public. Sometimes, I feel like people who don’t know me perceive me as being a little drunk because I’m off balance when I walk.  Other times, I feel people view me as ignorant because I’m unable ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-05By Sherri Woodbridge
  • Dealing with less – less mobility, less independence
    I'm chafing.  I fell about two weeks ago, ending up briefly in the ER.  No permanent physical damage, but my confidence is shot.I can't pretend that the cane is okay any more; probably I was deluding myself.  Yeah, if I could be assured that I would always pay 100% attention, 100% of the time.  Yeah, right.Fortunately, I have a used ... read more
    Source: Parkie SupportPublished on 2019-08-05By Fran Lo
  • Sunny Sundays!
    In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environmentParking Suns now features every Sunday on many Sundays a different YouTube music clip about the sun! This week we have a double header: the song “I’m a Believer” made famous by the Monkees (in the first video) but written for them by fellow Parkie Neil Diamond (second video). ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-04By Bruce
  • Enriched Environment for Mice and Rats with PD
    A meta-analysis (click!) of a few dozen research studies regarding the effects of an enriched environment on rats and mice who the researchers induced with Parkinson’s disease ends with this conclusion (I always jump to conclusions): “The neuroprotective effects of EE [‘enriched environment’] have been well established by numerous studies, which raise the question whether we should pay more ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-04By Bruce
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