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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WPC Continued….Beware, this may “make you dopey”

Thursday afternoon I went to a very informative session on "Speech and Swallowing".  There are several points that are worth sharing.  First of all, voluntary coughing is a good thing as opposed to a reflexive cough that occurs when you swallow wrong.  If you are having problems with swallowing , you should see a Speech Pathologist …

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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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Practice Your Downward Dog

Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles Invites you to Yoga for Women with Parkinson's with special guest Colleen Carroll Yoga Therapist • Health Educator, Kaiser Permanent Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 am Westside Pavilion Community Room A 10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles No yoga experience necessary Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat …

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