About Twitchy Woman

Twitchy Woman

Sharon Krischer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in October, 2009 after several years of experiencing odd symptoms.  Ever since she has read everything she could find on Parkinson’s with the goal of finding a way to move on – literally – and not be defeated by the disease. 

A busy person prior to her diagnosis, she continues to find ways to fit more into her days than most people.  Daily exercise is a key component for her to live successfully with PD.  She continues to play tennis, badly, goes to yoga and boxing classes, travels around the world and more.  In addition, she is often asked by friends to speak to a relative/friend/co-worker who has been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  As a result, Sharon started “Twitchy Woman’s Adventures with Parkinson’s” to encourage the exchange of ideas and solutions with other whose lives have been affected.

Sharon lives in Beverly Hills, California, with her very supportive husband, Joel.  They have three daughters and four grandchildren.

13 thoughts on “About Twitchy Woman

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  2. Dianne

    Just got diagnosed last week and it’s great to see an example of living well with Parkinson’s. Also, thanks for the book recommendations! I started on Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello life! and realized that right now I’m about 20% Parkinson’s and 80% fear.


    1. Dianne, thank you for your kind words. I am glad that my blog has been helpful for you. The fear that goes along with the initial diagnosis can be overwhelming. You are doing the right thing by reaching out to others and doing what you can to move past the fear. Keep smiling. It helps.


  3. nell bassett

    Hello, I am 54 years old and was just diagnosed 8 months ago. I have seen three different Dr.s waiting for one of them to tell me I do not have this..No such luck. I really don’t know where to begin. All the sights seem to be overwhelming for me. I just came across yours and am thrilled for all the wonderful information. Thank you


  4. Linda Obeng-Oppong

    Hello Sharon,

    I hope all isn well.
    My name is Linda Obeng, People and Culture Manager at Self Care Catalysts in Toronto, Ontario.
    Our company helps to empower and educate people on how to manage their health. Please feel free to visit our website at https://healthstorylines.com.

    I have taken a look at your blog site and I’m interested in learning more about your experience as I feel you are excellent ambassador for individuals living with Parkinson’s.

    My colleague. Zana Toulany is our Director of Patient Experience and we are working together on this initiative.

    If you are interested in speaking further please let me know whether you are available for a brief chat next Tuesday afternoon, 28th November (EST).

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Linda Obeng | Manager, People & Culture

    Self Care Catalysts Inc.

    iQ Office Suites, 250 University Ave. Ste 231 Toronto, ON M5H 3E5
    404 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Tel: 647 795 8210


    Linda Obeng


  5. Hi Sharon, I have been following your blog for a while, thank you. I notice you said you are going to Israel soon. I am going in April on a Hadassah mission so I am interested in what you learn. Maybe some contacts for my trip also. Ethel


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