Word for Wednesday: Parkinsonism

"A correct diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy." Mahatma Gandhi "The art of clinical diagnosis lies in the ability to ask the right questions." Harriet B. Braiker What is Parkinsonism? How is this different from Parkinson's? Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disorder that destroys dopamine-producing dopaminergic neurons. As Parkinson's progresses, other brain areas are affected, leading to motor- …

Parkinson’s: The Rain Song

"I am also praying for you, my beloved partner. God has a miracle breakthrough for your life." Mike Evans "For me, a dream partner is someone who is willing to learn and to put their trust in me." Derek Hough Précis: This blog post is dedicated to the Care Partner for any person-with-Parkinson's (PwP) or …

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

"You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about." Bobby Jones "Through years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt." Jack Nicklaus Introduction: If you have read this blog any time, you know how much I love the game of golf. It is a fun sport …

Parkinson’s: Another Day

“Step by step, moment by moment, we live through another day.” Anne McCaffrey I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day.” Bob Dylan Introduction: The singer-songwriter James Taylor and I have some common bonds. Although James Taylor was born in Boston, MA, he grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His father, Dr. Isaac …

Words with Hope

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." Orison Swett Marden “Hope is a waking dream.” Aristotle Introduction: Over the years, I have used blog posts about a specific word, feeling, or emotion. A frequent word used a lot here is the word …

Journey with Parkinson’s: Tribute to the Greatest Generation

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." William James "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." Elmer Davis Introduction: The Greatest Generation was a book written in 1998 by journalist …

Treating Parkinson’s with Carbidopa/Levodopa

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou "Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay." Maya Angelou Précis: This blog post's primary goal is to present an overview of Carbidopa/Levodopa (originally named Sinemet) for treating Parkinson's. A secondary objective was …

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 …

2019 Parkinson’s Awareness Month- 12 Rules of Life With Exercise

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." Hippocrates "Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise - the quadrangle of health." William Osler Introduction: April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. I am convinced …

Managing Chronic Pain in Parkinson’s Disease

"Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain." Bob Dylan "You feel your strength in the experience of pain." Jim Morrison An Aging Population with Chronic Pain: The definition of chronic pain is pain that continues beyond the expected time of healing. Chronic pain can increase frailty, and it's linked to falls, sleep disruption, …

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