January 2024

Stopping Time Tick tock, tick tockI spend my days trying to stop time. With a disabling and progressive disease, each passing minute is my enemy. Each hour brings me a step farther on the path of loss of dopamine-making neurons from my…

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December 2023

Facing Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease “Peter, did you want the burner on?” Pam wanted to know. Crap! I’d forgotten all about the burner I had left on—a bad move unless you want to burn your house down. The questions flood forth. Do…

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November 2023

Leveraging Parkinson's Parkinson’s Disease can hold you back. (Understatement of the century.) It is too easy to say no to opportunities on the theory some symptom or other will interfere with your ability to take advantage of them. Your urgent bladder makes…

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October 2023

What can PD Teach us? “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself,I am large, I contain multitudes "~ Walt WhitmanIt bears repeating, there is nothing good about Parkinson’s Disease. What is good or bad is how we respond to it. So,…

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September 2023

PD and Pain When it comes to pain, I have a first-hand, up-close history, a practical acquaintance that is of long standing, going even beyond the over 20 years since my initial Parkinson’s diagnosis. At times I wonder if I’m sporting a…

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August 2023

PD and Selfishness, No Man is an Island A friend undergoing chemotherapy recently wrote that the hardest part of his cancer treatment emotionally was the selfishness. When you have a catastrophic disease, everything gets filtered through your needs, your abilities, your strengths,…

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