March Madness Musings

Bottom line, you’re either a risk taker or you’re not. And if you don’t take risks, you’ll never win big

Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut Huskies (1985-present)

It’s that time of year again! The Final Four in College Basketball next weekend, Baseball season begins, Hockey Playoffs begin – Go Kings Go! And gearing up for Parkinson’s Awareness Month which begins on Saturday, April 1.

So, here we go……

Those Vibrating Gloves

The most popular Twitchy Woman Youtube of all time is about Dr. Peter Tass and the vibrating gloves for Parkinson’s. In just over 2 weeks, it has had over 1700 views!!!! Wow. And that pushed the total YouTube views for Twitchy Woman over the 10,000 mark. Yay!

There has been some confusion about the company that was supposed to be working to develop the gloves with Dr. Tass. I received this statement from Dr. Tass yesterday: “Stanford terminated the collaboration with Synergic Medical Technologies, Inc. in September 2022. Currently, Dr. Peter Tass’ lab is developing a next generation glove system together with experienced industry partners. New studies will commence at Stanford in July 2023. Timelines, studies and an IRB-cleared electronic screening questionnaire can be requested through in a few days.”

I will keep you informed about the progress on this project.

A lot of people notice when you succeed, but they don’t see what it takes to get there

Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina Gamecocks (2008-present)

World Parkinson Congress

Are you going to the World Parkinson Congress in Barcelona? Please look for me there. You may be able to snag some Twitchy Woman swag if you find me!

I will have 2 posters in the Poster Gallery AND will be one of the panelists at a Pre-Congress Course on Tuesday, July 4. Course IV Advocacy and Activisim in PD. Separate registration is needed to attend. Let me know if you will be coming.

When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.

Kay Yow, North Carolina State University Wolfpack (1975-2009)

World Parkinson’s Month

April is World Parkinson’s Month. Look for a lot of activity in the Parkinson’s cyberspace. All of the major organizations will have even more Zoom meetings for you to choose from in addition to some in-person meetings. This is your chance to learn how you can become pro-active in the PD community. A few examples:

Parkinson’s Foundation: #Take6forPD

PD Avengers: Join the movement to end Parkinson’s Disease

PD Warrior from Australia holds their annual Insight into Parkinson’s Conference online:

There are many more events to choose from next month. Make sure that you don’t overdo it. After all, that is what we Parkie’s seem to do best. In the meantime, enjoy the Final Four next weekend and I will be back in a couple of weeks with more on Parkinson’s Awareness Month.


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A Note To My Readers

I love to see your comments and get your emails as we share our collective experiences. But based on a couple of private questions from some of you, remember, I am just a lay person and a patient like the rest of you. For medical and similar advice, you need to talk to your own doctor

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Twitchy Women partners with the Parkinson’s Wellness Fund to ensure we have the resources to offer peer support for women with Parkinson’s.