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Santa Clarita will host its first ever Moving Day®, a walk and 5K charity run to fight Parkinson’s disease. Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) grassroots fundraising event that will bring the community together for a day of movement and family-friendly activities like vendor booths, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.
On a recent morning, the 78-year-old stood under the speed bag at the Cedar Valley Boxing Club, rhythmically pounding out alternating lefts and rights. It’s a long way from his first visit to the club.
Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors, but GyroGear thinks it has a solution for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or A nervous system disorder that causes shaking of the hands or head and an unsteady quality of the voice.
The ice bikes have been a hit at Canalside and tonight a unique partnership allowed a special group of people to hit the ice. For the second consecutive year, The Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party welcomed those battling the disease for a chance to enjoy some winter activities.
For years, doctors have been telling their patients that exercise helps with the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, too, but now they're getting some help from organized exercise programs designed specifically for Parkinson's patients.
After a 12-year career with the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Today, he's a leading proponent of exercise for people with his condition.
Tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement are the tell-tale signs of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately one million Americans.
The lineup of advice givers is long and varied, ranging from sober and serious to spacey and silly, with the latter seeming to out number the former. That’s of little consequence when the stakes are low. But if you have a diagnosed medical ailment that needs the attention of a qualified medical professional, you should wade into the waters of self-help with caution.
You may not drink the stuff as an adult, but if you're a baby boomer, especially, you probably were raised with milk being part of your three square meals a day. If you cleaned your plate, you had a fourth glass for dessert, disguised as a shake.
During the holidays, families often reunite after having spent months, even years, apart. While many will spend their time reminiscing over a home-cooked meal, some may face a realization that the health of a loved one is diminishing.