My journey with Parkinson’s disease (PD) started when I was a young combat Marine in the dense jungles of Vietnam. We could hear the hum of the low flying planes above the insect drone and see the long vapor trails that followed them. The planes were delivering death and illness by dispensing the herbicidal poison innocuously code named Agent Orange.
In honor of my cute husband, I am participating in the Moving Day® Chicago walk to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation.
Todd was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease about three years ago. Currently, he is feeling good and doing very well. He stretches multiple times a day, and exercises several times a week. There is no way to stop the symptoms of PD, but exercising regularly can delay many symptoms.
Learn the potential benefits of vitamin D, ground flax seed, ginger, turmeric, berries, beans, fish, tea and nuts.
This booklet explains changes in speech, voice and swallowing that can affect people with Parkinson’s disease. Exercises for speech and voice along with advice for improved swallowing are included, along with advice on speech-language therapy and medications.
Este folleto describe las diez síntomas que pueden ser indicadores tempranas de la enfermedad de Parkinson. Cada síntoma explica qué es "normal". Si usted tiene más que una síntoma, es aconsejable visitar a su doctor.
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This short brochure describes ten symptoms that may be early signs of Parkinson’s disease. Each symptom of concern is listed along with ‘What is normal’. If you have more than one symptom, you may want to visit your doctor.
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Advancing Parkinson’s disease can make daily tasks more difficult to perform. This video walks you through some modifications to clothing and the dressing routine to improve safety and reduce frustration.
While not everyone with Parkinson’s disease develops dementia, some do, and it can have a big impact on caregiver stress. In this video, a woman whose father had Parkinson’s disease dementia advises other caregivers to remember that it is the disease talking, not your loved one.
In this video series caregivers advise other caregivers, as well as offerring practical advice.