The August 10, 2011 online issue of Neurology reports that people with Parkinson’s Disease are likely to live longer, and avoid nursing homes and hip fractures if they see a neurologist than are their counterparts who see a primary care physician. Th…Continue Reading
I’ve decided to post a couple updates in the next weeks as a midyear check on how I’m dealing with Parkinson’s and aging. Exercise heads my list; it’s usually at the top of any list of recommendations for dealing with Parkinson’s, heart disea…Continue Reading
Just as my new car will need a 5,000-mile checkup, I need to take this old jalopy (me) into the “garage” for a proper midyear self-assessment.
I received my Parkinson’s diagnosis in September 2009 when I was 80 years old. I’d been in g…Continue Reading
Dancing can have positive health impacts on people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease.Continue Reading
Millions of us take dietary supplements to ward off disease or slow the aging process. Those of us with chronic progressive diseases like Parkinson’s are particularly susceptible to hyped remedies and cures. Unfortunately, scientific studies…Continue Reading
Are Isradipine or Other Meds Causing My Weight Gain?
Last year during the spring and summer, I lost 10 pounds. This year, with the same diet and exercise, I’m gaining weight. Even after several days of steady work in the garden and light meals of …
We’ve had lots of talk in the postings and comments recently about the importance of humor in dealing with Parkinson’s or other afflictions. Now let’s do something about it! I’d like to feature occasional postings that poke fun at us as…Continue Reading