Category Archives: World Parkinson Congress

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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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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I Enjoy Being a Girl

What do Dolly Parton, Imelda Marcos, and Natasha McCarthy have in common?  They all love high heels!  Natasha, you may recall, is one of my fellow official bloggers, whom I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the World … Continue reading

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The Global Challenge of Parkinson’s

My sharp-eyed brother thoughtfully sent me the news of this year’s medical Nobel Prize winner.   Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the prize for his work identifying cells that regulate autophagy.  Wow, there’s a 10–buck word that I had never heard … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Gould Yawn-O-Meter Scale

I’m on my way home from World Parkinson Congress on the 2-hour-late Amtrak.  Boy, am I beat.  Lots to absorb, constantly being perky (as perky as I get, anyway), minimal exercise, the gloomy reports of all the new symptoms I … Continue reading

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My fellow “Official Bloggers”

My glorious reign as a WPC Official Blogger is rapidly coming to an end.  I still haven’t quite figured out what my duties are, but I’ve certainly had fun writing about the World Parkinson Congress.  The most fun is actually … Continue reading

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

The Opening Ceremony of the World Parkinson Congress was held last night. I sang in the WPC Chorus, and no, we did not sing  “I’m All Shook Up’ or “I Feel the Earth Move” or “Shake, Rattle, and Roll’.   … Continue reading

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Parki goes to WPC

It’s finally come- the week of the World Parkinson’s Congress.  I am really excited, and (being the over-organized person I am) I have my detailed Excel spreadsheet prepared of all the sessions I’m going to attend.  I’m attending with two … Continue reading

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Advice from Shaky Paws Grandpa

I’m only a week away from going down to Portland, Oregon for the 4th World Parkinson Congress.  I’m looking forward to meeting my fellow “official bloggers” and hope to check out everyone’s blogs before I arrive. One blogger is Kirk … Continue reading

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