Much Ado about Parkinson’s

As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. James Parkinson's groundbreaking essay of "The Shaking Palsy", there seems to be a flurry of announcements of possible breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's.  Eight years ago, when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson's, the prevailing theories all stated that PD was a disease that started with …

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Creativity and Parkinson’s

There has been a lot of talk about PWP who have discovered their creative side.   I found several studies on-line that addressed PD and Creativity.    According to a study published last year in the Annals of Neurology, People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who take dopaminergic medications show enhanced creativity. Many people find that when doing something …

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