Virtual Reality and Me
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by Sharon Krischer
1w ago
Last year, in the midst of a Parkinson’s impulse buying spree, I ordered a virtual reality headset. (Don’t worry, I don’t do this very often!). The Oculus Quest (now the Meta Quest after the rebranding of FaceBook) was recommended by friends from my ping pong class. Trent told me that he played with friends all ..read more
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A Challenge for Researchers
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by Sharon Krischer
3w ago
The medications we have available are only for symptomatic treatment. They do not change the disease course. But exercise seems to go one step beyond and protect the brain at the neuronal level. Sule Tinaz, MD, PhD Every month, I try to attend the “Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease ZOOM Group Meeting” that is run by ..read more
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Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s
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by Sharon Krischer
1M ago
Last year, Michael J Fox released his documentary “Still”, which gave us insight into his very long battle with Parkinson’s. This week, PBS aired a documentary in the series Matter of Mind, this time focusing on 3 people with Parkinson’s. (The other parts of the series focus on ALS and Alzheimers). Both documentaries are outstanding ..read more
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month
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by Sharon Krischer
1M ago
We need more awareness to break the myths and stereotypes around the condition… It can impact anyone, regardless of age or ethnicity Manon Day Today is the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. There are many opportunities for you to celebrate – yes celebrate- all things Parkinson’s. You can walk for PD, attend numerous lectures, webinars ..read more
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Another Year Round the Sun
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by Sharon Krischer
2M ago
View Preview Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. Walt Disney Tulips are the official flower for Parkinson’s. When in the Amsterdam airport last summer, I bought some bulbs to take home. Since tulips do not do well in Southern California, they require some time in the refrigerator to trick them into winter ..read more
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Therapy Dogs and Other Things
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by Sharon Krischer
2M ago
Next week is the 9th anniversary for this blog and the 4th anniversary for Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Woman. From a little blog that was never supposed to run more than a few months, it has become a recognized leader internationally in Parkinson’s blogs. This is blog post 387 for Twitchy Woman. Thank you for ..read more
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A New Toy for my PD Toolbox
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by Sharon Krischer
3M ago
Massage is crucial for people with Parkinson's to relax muscles and reduce pain. Regular massage and acupuncture have significantly helped manage chronic pain. The evolving "massage gun" market offers various options with apps for body programs and meditation. With prices ranging from $20 to $500, there's a suitable option for everyone, making it a valuable addition to the Parkinson's Toolbox ..read more
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Pass the Tylenol, Please
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by Sharon Krischer
3M ago
Happy February! Do you ever feel like your body is a barometer or a weathervane? Can you feel the changing weather before it actually changes? We were in Chicago last weekend where the weather was rainy and in the 30’s most of the time. I definitely felt the rain coming before it actually arrived. Back home in LA, I was ..read more
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Was it the Pesticides?
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by Sharon Krischer
4M ago
Between 1990 and 2015, the number of people with Parkinson's doubled to 6.3 million. The book "Ending Parkinson's Disease" by Drs. Ray Dorsey, Todd Sherer, Michael Okun, and Bastiaan Bloom marked a turning point. In 2023, the U.S House of Representatives passed The National Plan to End Parkinson's Disease Act 407-09, advancing efforts to prevent and cure PD. The next step is its passage in the Senate ..read more
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Seeking Joy!
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by Sharon Krischer
5M ago
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller, The Story of My Life To add some joy to the holiday season, I have some good things from 2023 to share with you. Good Stuff Happening in the Parkinson’s World! The Fox Foundation has been at the forefront of Advocacy ..read more
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