For the newly diagnosed

 Meeting someone with the disease who had gone on to have a successful thriving life became her beacon. One of the most satisfying things that I have done has been leading a support group for women with Parkinson's.  We started meeting almost a year ago, beginning with a group of 13 that has grown steadily throughout the …

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Books, Laughter and Exercise

I love to read a good book.  I have had the opportunity to read two very different books in the last few weeks by authors who have Parkinsons's.  At the World Parkinson Congress, I was fortunate to hear author Alice Lazzarini talk about her book Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient.  Her story …

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Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!

...we’re going to learn how to feel good, we’re going to learn about our body’s rhythm and patterns, and pay attention to our body language and our facial expressions. By changing our script and eliminating our behavior of fear, we can bring ourselves back to a place where our natural movements dominate our Parkinson’s movements. …

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