The Parkinson’s Foundation is always a wealth of information. One recent article is a fascinating summary of many key findings of their ongoing research on differences in care. Since 2009 this clinical study followed over 12,000 PD patients, and many results are summarized on their website. For example, there is an interesting correlation of PDContinue reading “Parkinson’s Outcomes Research”
Category Archives: Parkinson’s Disease
Problems getting dressed? Here are solutions
Getting dressed in the morning is one of those automatic chores we all do. Some people set out clothes the night before, others check the heap on the chair for the least smelly shirt, and some spend some time matching, ironing, etc. to look just right when stepping out for the day. But there areContinue reading “Problems getting dressed? Here are solutions”
I can’t smell! Is it Covid? Aging? or something more?
One of my favorite childhood memories was the smell of Mom’s cinnamon rolls when I walked into our house after school, knowing there was probably a batch coming out of the oven at that moment. And working in the Flogstad Bakery for a few years had the same effect on me, as well as mostContinue reading “I can’t smell! Is it Covid? Aging? or something more?”
PD New Exercise Recommendations
The Parkinson’s Foundation, working with the American College of Sports Medicine, has recently created new recommendations for a comprehensive exercise program geared to those with PD. Their collaboration over the past year has produced multiple goals to be included in this regular, ongoing program. Domains include aerobic activity, strength training, balance, agility, multitasking, and stretching.Continue reading “PD New Exercise Recommendations”
Symptom Management: Is it PD, Medication, or Aging?
People who have lived with Parkinson’s disease usually find at some point that PD is a moving target. What works for someone with their PD newly diagnosed may not work in several years, and using medications to control symptoms is often a delicate balance, changing just when you think you’ve figured it all out. WeContinue reading “Symptom Management: Is it PD, Medication, or Aging?”
Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s
When was the last time you were in to see your optometrist? For most seniors, medical providers recommend annual exams, and that’s a good chance to see if your glasses prescription needs tweaking. They will probably also check for any changes in your eye health, screening for glaucoma, cataracts, or even macular degeneration. If youContinue reading “Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s”
Parkinson’s and COVID-19
While we’d love to be done with COVID-19 after almost a year, it’s not done with us yet. Until the vaccine is widely distributed into the arms of a majority of Americans, we’ll need to deal with its threats to our health and well-being. By now most of us know someone whose family or friendsContinue reading “Parkinson’s and COVID-19”