Parkinson’s Friendships Bring Laughter and Loss

On Friday, I learned that a member of my weekly LOUD Crowd® class was in Hospice. “Suddenly” he declined, his wife told me in an email. This morning, he passed away at home. It’s odd to think of death as coming “suddenly” when someone has a Parkinson’s diagnosis,...

People with Parkinson’s Apply Here: Must be able to speak at 70dB

Job Description: Communication Partner Part-time considered-Full time preferred. Requirements: Must be able to communicate with voice that is at least 70dB at a social distance. Must be able to hear and process language accurately. Must be able to retrieve words and...

Parkinson’s and the “terrible too’s”

“I’m too busy, “I’m too tired,” “I have too much company,” “I have too many doctor’s appointments.” These are just a few of the “too’s” I hear from my PD patients when I ask: “did you...

Has Parkinson’s Got Your Speech Caught in a Speed Trap?

Last week while driving home from work on one of my usual routes, I got caught in a speed trap. When I told a few patients about it, no one was surprised, as they have seen me zipping around in my little FIAT. Fortunately, the police officer was kind, and only gave me...