The California Parkinson’s Disease Registry and other things

First, I want to thank all of you who expressed concern after my blog post last week.  It was a very stressful week which definitely had an effect on how I felt.  I saw my Movement Disorders Specialist on Thursday and she assured me that I am doing ok, I just need to get more …

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Parkinson’s in the Workplace

One day at work you notice something is wrong.  You are moving more slowly, or perhaps your hand shakes at times.  Eventually, as the strange symptoms progress, you see a doctor.  You hear the dreaded words  "You have Parkinson's Disease".   Now what do you do?  You are afraid to tell your boss, for fear …

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Thank you James Parkinson

On April 11, we will celebrate the birthday of James Parkinson, M.D., who published his groundbreaking essay 200 years ago in 1817 on what was then known as "the Shaking Palsy."    His narrative reporting of six case histories is as readable as a 19th-century British novel, and has been called a “gem of the …

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Odds & Ends

Lots of things to share this week. First, about sleep problems.  I found a Yoga Nidra meditation by Jennifer Piercy that I really like.  It is called Yoga Nidra for Sleep and can be found on a website called DoYogaWithMe.  I don't think I have stayed awake until the end of the meditation yet.  Now I just …

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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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