According to the New York Times….

Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease No kidding.......I have written many times about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's Disease, as have my fellow Parkinson's bloggers.  An article in yesterday's New York Times reiterates much of what I have said before.  The author says: "For Parkinson’s patients in particular, regular …

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100 and counting

Wow, it has been an interesting journey!  I started writing this blog in March, 2015, as a way to share my experience with Parkinson's Disease with others.  I never imagined that I would still be writing almost 2 years later, with this my 100th post!  15 people read that first post when it was published.  Now …

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Inspired by Colleen

Our support group, Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles, met last Sunday with yoga therapist extraordinaire, Colleen Carroll. We began the meeting with each person naming one challenge she has because of Parkinson's.  The two most common challenges were deteriorating handwriting and sleep issues.  It seemed that handwriting was much more important than lack of sleep …

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PT or not PT?

On Sunday, our Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles group met with Dr. Ali Elder of [re+active] physical therapy and wellness in Los Angeles.  Dr. Elder spoke to us about the benefits of exercise for People with Parkinson's (PWP) and showed slides of dopamine in the brain before and after exercise.  Exercises can delay the progression …

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