Today’s headlines affirm many of us are hitting a social isolation wall, and we all have reason to fear a group charge into the virus-infected wild for a change of scenery (and maybe a bacon cheeseburger). Before you go full Butch & Sundance, maybe decorating your virtual space in a way that adds touches of […]
As the world hunkers down for a long battle with the Coronavirus, isolation will become an issue for everybody, and it will be particularly impactful on people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this post, I will offer suggestions for maintaining a proactive, hopeful approach to fighting PD in this challenging new environment–and ask you to […]
I have not posted in this space in over six years, but in my fourth season of reinvention (see sidebar) I’m re-purposing my blog. Now entitled Shaking The Chi, it will serve as an incubator for high impact solutions to complex social problems, with a particular focus on issues effecting people living with Parkinson’s disease […]
The Very Real Cost of Denial, Apathy and Complacency: Don’t Wait for the (Sinemet) Honeymoon to be Over!
This post was originally published in the PD Gladiators newsletter. When you’re first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it’s typical to go through the stages of grief. Without counseling, many view the diagnosis as a death sentence, with nothing to do but take medicine to mask the symptoms until the disease progression robs you of your […]
This post was originally posted on the PD Gladiators blog. In Part I of this post I suggested that the Parkinson’s community needs to build an exercise infrastructure in order to coax the secluded majority of people with Parkinson’s to join the community and participate in exercise programs, physical therapy, support groups and clinical trials. […]
This post was originally published in the PD Gladiators blog. Ellie and I attended the Southeastern Parkinson’s Conference hosted by the National Parkinson’s Foundation in August, and for the second year in a row we left inspired. The theme of the conference was Parkinson’s advocacy, and we were encouraged by excellent speakers from the Parkinson’s […]
A version of this post was originally published on the PD Gladiators blog. Minor details have been edited. The journey with Parkinson’s can be a long and frustrating one, but hang in, there are many things you can do to improve your quality of life. One thing that has made a big impact in my life is exercise, and that’s why my wife and […]