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  • The Sun in Poetry
    In Tall Grass Bees and a honeycomb in the dried head of a horse in a pasture corner           —a skull in the tall grass and a buzz and a buzz of the yellow           honey-hunters.And I ask no better a winding sheet                  ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-03By Bruce
  • Enriched Environment: Patter Songs
    I sent my sister a Gilbert and Sullivan parody by Randy Rainbow. It’s the second video below; the original Gilbert and Sullivan song is the first. My sister wrote back, “A lot of lyrics so fast! The Queen Elizabeth part was very funny.” Which started me on a web search during which I discovered that these songs are classified ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-08-02By Bruce
  • Keeping Hope: A Motivator When We Don’t Feel Very Motivated
    Hope is the bridge that can lead us across the pit of uncertainty. -Karl Robb Hope comes from within our head and our heart. It drives us to make improvements in our ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-02By Karl Robb
  • Prescription for Parkinson’s: Exercise is Medicine
    “Exercise: you don’t have time not to” George A. Sheehan “It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” Marcus Tullius Cicero A Mantra for Prescription for Parkinson’s: Exercise is Medicine“With Parkinson’s, we need Dopamine.From Exercise, we make ‘Hope-amine.’If this is true, choose exercises you enjoy.Try to maximize your daily dose; andYou will find that ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2019-08-02By Frank Church
  • Managing Chronic Pain, Part 2: Applying a Shift in Perspective
    Second in a series. Read part one Pain attacks me every day, and I set aside much of my time to manage it. Chronic pain management is now a significant part of my wellness map. Pain management techniques are rooted in the conceptualization of total pain as suffering plus pain, and that some of that suffering is connected to dysregulated ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-02By Dr. C
  • Inbrija-A New Parkinson’s Drug
     I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a blog about my experience with the new drug for Parkinson’s disease (PD) called Inbrija… but seeing that I have been talking so much about my excitement for this potentially life-altering drug, I knew it deserved a blog post.  read more
    Source: The Perky ParkiePublished on 2019-08-01By PerkyParkie
  • Getting Diagnosed with the Help of a DaTscan
    My wife, Tracey, drops me off at the imaging center, just a mile or so from our home. It’s 10am on a Wednesday morning. Dr. Hill, who would become my movement disorder ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-08-01By Allan Cole
  • Rebel WITH a Cause (Swearing ahead, You’ve been warned)
    (Apologies for how this blog entry showed up. I typed it out in my normal format using paragraphs etc. but when I hit the publish button it placed it into one big paragraph.) I started this blog back on June 26th, 2017. I started writing this blog in the hopes that it would help someone, somehow, somewhere dealing with Parkinson’s ... read more
    Source: Punk Rock Parkinson’s!Published on 2019-08-01By darrynsw
  • Ducking Down the Dog Food Aisle to Avoid Awkward Conversations
    Although I received my diagnosis almost five years ago, people don’t usually pick up on my symptoms in everyday circumstances. I’m an advocate for exercise as medicine. I work out regularly and feel that it has helped me to delay progression of my disease. So, what should I do if I find myself in the awkward scenario of running into someone ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-08-01By Lori DePorter
  • Useful Fitness and Informational Resources for Parkinson’s Patients
    More than 10 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease around the world. While this number seems shocking, it also means that we have a lot of people fighting for change, relief, a cure, or a solution to some of the difficulties that Parkinson’s yields. Research and interest in Parkinson’s are making connections easier, and more and more gyms are ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-07-31By Mary Beth Skylis
  • Panic Attacks Can Go Hand-in-Hand with Parkinson’s Disease
    Twice in the past month I have had what I am calling panic (anxiety) attacks, which are something I had never experienced before. I had shortness of breath and my heart was beating much faster than normal. Since the only activity I was involved in at the time was trying to go to sleep, it concerned me. It scared me ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-07-31By Sherri Woodbridge
  • How Twitter Changed My Life….No Seriously!
    Recently I got an email saying that I had been nominated for WEGO Health Awards “Rookie of the Year” https://www.wegohealth.com/wego-health-awards/. I was truly honored to have been nominated by parkinsonshumor.blogspot.com one of my new friends on Twitter. Another new friend is Larry Gifford, 47, whose podcast https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/160/when-life-gives-you-parkinsons/ is the first one I have ever listend to - hooked! I want ... read more
    Source: Laughing My Way Through Parkinson’s (Ellen Bookman)Published on 2019-07-31By Ellen Bookman
  • Detecting Parkinson’s Early: An Interview with Professor Antoniades
    Professor Chrystalina Antoniades took the time to answer a few questions we had about the research she does on early detection of Parkinson’s. Read the full interview below. What research are you ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-07-30By Editorial Team
  • Shaking with Debra Magid
    We need to live in the moment. Enjoy it while you canDebra Magid Debra Magid with Farrel Levy Several months ago I attended a Fox Foundation fundraiser which was a film screening about artist and designer, Debra Magid, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease ... read more
    Source: Twitchy WomanPublished on 2019-07-30By skrischer
  • Do You Think About Death?
    This past week, the New York Times published an essay titled “Living Intimately with Thoughts of Death,” written by Susan Gubar, who’s been diagnosed with cancer.  Her opening sentence reads, “Since my cancer diagnosis, I have lived intimately with thoughts of death.”  But there’s an even better line further down in the article, when she quotes Sophie Sabbage, who ... read more
    Source: Parking SunsPublished on 2019-07-29By Bruce
  • Online PD Events
    Besides many worthwhile resources online, there are also many live events (or recently recorded events) where you can learn about new research, find out about treatments for non-motor symptoms, and much more.Davis Phinney Foundation (of Every Victory Counts fame) hosts Victory Summits, live events scattered around the US and Canada. You can, of course, attend a Victory Summit live, but ... read more
    Source: Parkie SupportPublished on 2019-07-29By Fran Lo
  • Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease: Try It and See the Benefits
    I began taking Rock Steady Boxing classes about nine months ago. The exercise program is tailored for those with Parkinson’s disease, and if you’re like me, you’ve dragged your feet and refused to go for any number of reasons or excuses. Maybe there isn’t a class near you. Or perhaps you feel too tired and don’t think you’ll have enough ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-07-29By Sherri Woodbridge
  • How Does Parkinson’s Affect Sex & Intimacy?
    Sexuality is an important factor in a person’s quality of life. Unfortunately, many chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), can have a negative impact on a person’s sexuality. This is often ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-07-29By Editorial Team
  • The octopus has nine brains
    Saturday 27 July 2019Rosa has been vegetarian for a couple of years now. She used to be pescatarian, which I was quite happy with as I enjoy a lot of fish and seafood, but having a vegetarian daughter is fairly irritating when you’re a carnivorous parent.That said I do respect her decision - and her resolve as I mischievously sizzle ... read more
    Source: Shaking Steven – Living with YOPDPublished on 2019-07-27By Unknown
  • Finding the ‘Fun’ in Sexual Dysfunction with Parkinson’s
    Parkinson’s is a chronic neurological disorder expressed in both motor and non-motor related processes. Your quality-of-life can remain healthy throughout this time-period. However, you will have to work hard to achieve and ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsDisease.netPublished on 2019-07-26By Frank Church
  • Managing Chronic Pain, Part 1: Understanding a Shift in Perspective
    Pain and suffering are not the same. An internet search for “difference between pain and suffering” yields dozens of sites for writers and practitioners, like Ashley Pennewill and Ann Marie Gaudon, who extol the benefits to be gained from this conceptualization. The repeated message is that pain is the physical experience connected to insult and injury, while suffering is the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News Today (Columns)Published on 2019-07-26By Dr. C
  • Manganese-induced Parkinsonism Compared to Parkinson’s Disease
    “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Carl Sagan “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein What is Manganese? Manganese is abbreviated by the symbol Mn and it is atomic number 25 (see Periodic Table of the Elements).  Manganese is considered a transition metal, which is important for industrial alloys like ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2019-07-25By Frank Church
  • Conversations with a Chaplain: A Chaplain’s Day-to-Day
    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 2019-07-25By Editorial Team
  • Language.
      Language Matters.   The human brain is wired for, and by, language.     Language is how we get ideas from one brain into another.    The words we use to do so reflect who we are.     Different languages influence how we think about the relationship between things differently.     Our languages have ... read more
    Source: Tomorrow EditionPublished on 2019-07-25By Benjamin
  • The Crane Dance Project for Parkinson’s
    Clara Kluge As the Soaring with Hope for PD Parkinson’s project took off, one of the team members for that project, Clara Kluge came up with yet another way to engage People with Parkinsons (PwPs) for the World Parkinson Congress(WPC). Because she loved to dance ... read more
    Source: Twitchy WomanPublished on 2019-07-24By skrischer
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