Search Results Tagged With Peter Dunlap-Shohl

Needed: New Parkinson’s Vocabulary


One of the less noticed challenges of Parkinson’s Disease is mastering the arcane vocabulary that describes the particulars of the disorder. If we want to speak clearly with our doctors and others abo…
February 26, 2016

Take a Hint from PD


It’s March, 2000. I’m lost in the Spandex of the Tour of Anchorage pre-race crowd. I gawk at all the super-fit athletes around me and try to reassure myself I’m prepared to cross-country ski 50 kilome…
June 24, 2014

How Could I Be So Wrong?


It’s hard to avoid a bit of hysteria on being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. To be scientifically rational and ruthlessly objective is hard even under the best circumstances. Nobody would confuse…
August 26, 2014

PD & Creativity


What does Parkinson's tell us about creativity? About artists? Is creativity truly enhanced by PD therapies or is it there all along, dormant, only to be unmasked by them? Peter Dunlap-Shohl muses on…
September 26, 2014

Is there anything good about Parkinson's Disease?


I was informed recently I have a “bad attitude” toward my disease. This got me thinking. Is there anything good about Parkinson’s Disease? Does its extensive resume of mayhem boast an item of communit…
October 24, 2014

Parkinson's Pundit


Parkinson’s is complicated, and complicating. Among the things you now must weigh when making plans, and coping with your new reality is the question “should I tell people I have PD?”
February 20, 2015

The Helplessness Antidote


Exercise can liberate us from this deadly feeling, freeing our spirits as we free our bodies.
April 24, 2015

Choosing a shared burden


Those who volunteer and hang in as caregivers in spite of all that is plainly coming should be studied, celebrated and sung. In our haphazard world, such people are the gossamer threads by which any o…
May 22, 2015

Boom Go Parkinson’s Costs


The drastic increase of the national economic burden of PD has proven to be the result of the inflation of the elderly population (the Baby Boomers generation). We could reduce costs by hundreds of mi…
June 12, 2015

The uncooperative patient


I shouldn’t be writing this. I'm deep into the far side of the time I thought I had. My fingers should be either too stiff, too ridden with tremor or too wild with dyskinesia to find the keys. Yet the…
July 10, 2015

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