Category Archives: Parkinson’s People

Fun and Games with Parkies

We Parkies are a fun-loving lot – maybe it’s because we “shake, rattle, and roll” so naturally.   Here is your chance to join in the fun.  The World Parkinson Coalition just sent me this announcement for this sing-a-long, starting Thursday, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to volunteer more?  Or to help cure Parkinson’s?  Here’s an easy way to fulfill both of those resolutions: Sign up for Fox Trial Finder and Fox Insight. These are two different projects of … Continue reading

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Challenge accomplished!

My backpacking challenge was accomplished!  But not quite as I anticipated. I was honored to join the PassToPass.org on a Pacific Crest Trail backpack  and meet people both courageous and interesting: Martha and John Carlin — After John got a … Continue reading

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Highlights from World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto (WPC2019)

Since 2010, every three years the international Parkinson’s community — researchers, medical personnel, Persons with Parkinson’s, caregivers — has put on a worldwide conference to share information and build community.   I had the great opportunity to attend Montreal (2013), and … Continue reading

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Too much stuff – not enough dough

Laura models the backpack she will be using on the Pacific Crest Trail backpack as a “shadow hiker” with Pass to Pass.  This was 28.8 pounds – I’m taking some stuff out to get the pack down to 25 pounds.  I … Continue reading

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Laura’s going on a backpack!

I just sent out a post promoting “Pass to Pass”, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Two things have happened since then: 1)  I’ve updated that post to correctly link to their current donation page.    … Continue reading

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Hike the Pacific Crest Trail for Parkinson’s

Way back in 2016, I gave a plug in this blog to Pass to Pass, a group of Parkies hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for Parkinson’s.  I sent them money, and thought that I might backpack again … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Wolfpack?

When I started this blog in 2012, I thought I was so unique and trendy.  I quickly found out there were many, many Parkie bloggers, who have all added to my awareness about the many faces of Parkinson’s. Recently I’ve had … Continue reading

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  No, the answer to the old joke is not “Practice, practice, practice.”  The answer does involve practice (a lot), but also money, “just do it”, and Bill Gates. Let me explain.  Last summer, … Continue reading

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Why a Movement Disorder Specialist?

We Parkies are always being urged to go to a Movement Disorder Specialist.  Why?  And what is a Movement Disorder Specialist, anyway?    Well, Movement Disorder Specialists are neurologists with 1-2 more years of training specifically on Parkinson’s and other … Continue reading

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