Basal Ganglia, Nigrostriatal Pathway and Parkinson’s

"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." William Sloane Coffin "Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone." Oscar Hammerstein II Introduction: I have been trying to learn more about brain physiology and the inner workings as it relates to …

In the Time of COVID-19

"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope." Thomas Merton "Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's …

Life with Parkinson’s in the Time of COVID-19: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." Vince Lombardi “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” Thomas Edison Précis: A different world exists today than it did just a few weeks ago, all driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus seemingly favors the elderly who …

A Parkinson’s Diagnosis: You Still Control Your Life

"Your life is a work of art that you will work on the rest of your life." Richard Blanco "Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and if you screw that up, you can start again tomorrow." Ingrid Weir A Not So Typical "Anniversary" Blog Post:Six years ago this week, I …

The 2019 World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." Abigail Adams "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson Introduction to the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Kyoto, Japan from June 4-7, …

The Uncertainty of Parkinson’s

"In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain." Pliny the Elder "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty." Jacob Bronowski Précis: There are many motor and non-symptoms in Parkinson's, which gives us our own individual expression pattern of this chronic neurodegenerative disease. A common thread we share is linked …

Love- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." Nicholas Sparks "Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." Paulo Coelho 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson’s awareness, here are 9 posts from April-•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of …

Life- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." Suzanne Weyn "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life." Louise Hay 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson’s awareness, here are 8 posts from April- •2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise •2019 Parkinson’s …

Mindfulness- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." Jon Kabat-Zinn "Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves." Thich Nhat Hanh 2019 Parkinson's Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson's awareness, here are 7 posts from April-•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month (Part …

Perseverance- 2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month

"How long should you try? Until." Jim Rohn "Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel." H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 2019 Parkinson's Awareness Month: To help support the month of Parkinson's awareness, here are 6 posts from April-•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise•2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month (Part 2)- Exercise• April 11 is …