Twitchy Women get Creative

On Sunday, our Los Angeles Women's Parkinson's group, now known as Twitchy Women, met to explore creativity in People with Parkinson's.  Many of us have found new creative outlets since our diagnosis, doing things we never thought we were capable of.  This has been documented many times in the Parkinson's literature.  So we thought it …

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Defined by her Art

Alison Paolini was an artist who happened to have Parkinson's Disease.  Several months ago I was asked to contact her because she wanted to sell some of her artwork to benefit people with Parkinson's Disease.  She had illustrated two books written by Kirk Hall several years ago titled  Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa and Carina and …

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Looking Forward to 2016

The cures we want aren’t going to fall from the sky. We have to get ladders and climb up and get them. — Michael J. Fox As 2015 comes to a close, those of us in the Parkinson's community are excited about the many new  research discoveries regarding the causes and treatments for Parkinson's Disease.  …

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Why do I write?

For those of you under 45, you probably never had to write without a computer.  I always hated the process of writing.  When I was in high school and college, the first thing you would do is outline what you wanted to say.  Then fill it out by writing, ON PAPER, whatever your assignment was. …

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