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Archive | February 2015

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Action plan

February 10, 2015 – Having a positive mental attitude (PMA) is great, but a PMA must have an action plan.  I see a lot of Parkinson’s websites that emphasize the importance of keeping a PMA – and that is good.  Having a PMA, however, without an action plan, is like having a nice shiny car […]

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

February 9, 2015 – I started the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program today.  I think this will help me to speak better and give me more confidence.

DBS battery change

February 5, 2015 – I had the battery for my deep brain stimulation (DBS) system changed today.  I had the first battery for about 2 ½ years.  The surgery went well – I was awake for the procedure, but don’t remember a thing.    The folks at Medtronics gave me a rechargeable battery – that means […]

Hello world!

  Greetings! Thanks for visiting my Parkinson’s activity blog. I like to encourage people with Parkinson’s to stay active as a way to mitigate the debilitating nature of the disease. Staying active helps one fight depression and maintain a positive attitude. This is a place where Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers can share their experiences […]