Happy New Year, Happy New Decade Parkinson’s

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson "And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been" Rainer Maria Rilke A New Year: Happy New Year everyone. I begin with a thank-you to all of the readers of this blog; …

Part 3: Journey to Parkinson’s and Polysomnography (Sleep Study)

"Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any" Dr. Seuss "Sleep is the most blessed and blessing of all natural graces." Aldous Huxley Introduction: Along the way to the diagnosis of Parkinson's, you may have to undergo several different kinds of examinations. These tests will …

Parkinson’s: Reflective Gratitude of Life

"We don't need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful." Carlos Castaneda "Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth." Horace Introduction: The title of this blog post says it all. At the age of 66 years old, I stand before you thinking I need to be more thankful. Really? …

Staying Hopeful With Parkinson’s

"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” George Iles  "Learn from yesterday, Live for today and Hope for tomorrow.”   Albert Einstein Introduction: The Cambridge dictionary defines hope as “the feeling that something desired can be had or will happen." Hope is a key word in your life with Parkinson’s. A heart that …

Staying Positive With Parkinson’s

“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” Alice Morse Earle “When there is no turning back, we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.” Paulo Coelho *Introduction: A few readers have recently asked (i) if I go back and re-read previously posted blogs? And (ii) …

Brief Report: Baseball World Series, Perseverance, and Parkinson’s

"I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." Sandy Koufax "One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down …

Living Well With Parkinson’s

"Live well, learn plenty, laugh often, love much." Ralph Waldo Emerson "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche **Introduction: Recently, I wrote a blog post entitled "A Checklist for Supporting Someone with Parkinson’s" (to read it click here). Briefly, I had been meeting people who had friends with …