Category Archives: Parkinson’s People

Parkinsons and Melanomas

Why do I have a  photo of my late father in this blog?  I have a photo of my handsome, Irish father mostly because Father’s Day is coming up.   But we also share the same Irish face: pale white skin, … Continue reading

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Tom Isaacs, RIP

I just got word from my Canadian buddy and fellow blogger Natasha McCarthy that Tom Isaacs had died unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49.  Natasha and I had both heard Tom speak at the World Parkinsons Conference in Portland … Continue reading

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What to Say to a Person without Parkinsons

The World Parkinson’s Congress has selected its Blogger Partners for its 2019 Congress in Kyoto, Japan.   I had a lot of fun as an “Official Blogger” for the 2016 Congress in Portland, OR, but didn’t apply for this round … Continue reading

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Exercise – Part 2

I got so many heartfelt comments about my exercise post, “Esperanza” that I decided to put these comments together in a new post.  Having other people write my blog sounds like a great setup to me.  Come to think of it, … Continue reading

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Esperanza

When the neurologist first diagnosed me with Parkinson’s, I was surprised but calm.  It was when he said I really should exercise an hour every day that I practically burst into tears.   Exercise for me has always been a … Continue reading

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Why is April Parkinson’s Awareness Month? A.  People with Parkinson’s tend to bound like bunnies. B.  There is a shortage of holidays in April. C.  Exposure to Easter Egg dye may cause Parkinson’s. D.  It seems appropriate to recognize Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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Be a Stiff for Science!

Hey kids!  Do you want to help out Parkinson’s research?  It’s easy…All you have to do is….die. Of course there are a few requirements: For the Seattle-based program I signed up for, yes, you do need to have PD, be … Continue reading

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We Are Not Safer Slamming the Door

Much to most people’s surprise, President Trump is actually carrying out his campaign threats.  The latest is slamming the door on Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven other predominantly Muslim countries.   I feel I must protest this blatanly unconstitutional … Continue reading

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It’s All in Your Head

Depression and anxiety can be symptoms of Parkinson’s, results of having PD, and/or side effects from PD medication.  Yet we still have a stigma about addressing mental health aspects of PD.  “It’s all in your head…just buck up and you’ll … Continue reading

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“Fox it Forward” on Giving Tuesday, November 29

You know the drill:  Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday.   Way too much stuff (and stuffing).  To counteract all that buying, now there’s a new holiday event that focuses on giving: Giving Tuesday.  In 2015, over 700,000 people from 70 … Continue reading

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