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...

NEW! English and Country Folk Dancing Charlotte County

Dance Does a Body Good  In the late 1990’s I discovered Contra dancing. Contra dancing is a social dance that one can attend with or without a partner. The dancers form sets of two couples in long lines starting from the stage and going down the length of the dance...

Parkinson’s: What’s Patience got to do With It?

Several years ago, when hosting monthly podcasts, I interviewed Carol Walton, CEO of the Parkinson Alliance, and Dr. Jeffrey Wertheimer, a neuropsychologist, who helps to design and interpret the Parkinson Alliance surveys which are distributed bi-annually to persons...

A Swallowing Preparedness Kit for People with Parkinson’s disease

Last week I presented a community lecture on Swallowing problems associated with Parkinson’s disease. When presenting information to an audience of people with Parkinson’s (PWP), I try to provide up to date information gathered from the dysphagia research. I also try...