Ten Things I have Learned from Parkinson’s

It is no secret that there are good days as well as difficult days for us as caregivers. Some days life moves along with very few minor bumps in the road. But then there are those other days when we just want to give up. I have had both, and I’m sure you have also.Continue reading “Ten Things I have Learned from Parkinson’s”

MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #2

Fixing Falling This answer is simple – you can’t. I could just stop there, and you would be disappointed, but you would probably understand. Parkinson’s patients are going to fall. It is inevitable. But we can unpack this topic somewhat, and perhaps we can find some ways to prevent a few of the falls. AsContinue reading “MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #2”

MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #1

Fixing Freezing and Festination Last week we decided our biggest problem for people with Parkinson’s Disease was mobility, specifically freezing, falling, and festination. Today we need solutions! PROBLEM #1 – Festination           This is the tendency to walk on the balls of the feet which causes the steps to gradually become shorter. Eventually, our lovedContinue reading “MOBILITY SOLUTIONS #1”

Let’s Keep Moving

When meeting someone newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, my best advice is to exercise, exercise, exercise! Keep moving. Moving more now will slow the progress of the disease and the worsening symptoms. In order to stay active longer, KEEP MOVING! During the first few years after my husband was diagnosed with PD, he walked one-halfContinue reading “Let’s Keep Moving”