Parkinson’s and the Humanitarian Crisis of War

Over the last few days I have found myself depressed, despondent, and angry as I have watched the events in Ukraine unfold. In one image that has been repeated on the news, an elderly man hunched over his cane is waiting with masses of other people at a train station....

Tribute to PD Advocate Kate Kelsall and Prayer to St. Blaise

Can anything good ever come from Parkinson’s disease, you might wonder?  There’s no question that (PD) it is a chronic disease fraught with many challenges. But, in 2008, Parkinson’s was the conduit that brought me to my friend, Kate Kelsall. In the fall of 2008 when...

Speech, Swallowing, and Parkinson’s: How Much Do You Know?

Speech and Swallowing symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease, yet, many patients fail to recognize or report problems due in part to their subtle onset. This week I’ve given you a fun way to increase your knowledge. Find the words in the puzzle and...