Archive | March 2015

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April is Parkinson’s awareness month

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10 Tips for Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers.  You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors. Caregiving is hard work so […]

Say what!?

I just completed the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. I highly recommend this program for Parkinson’s sufferers. I had 16 sessions with an amazing speech therapist and her spectacular intern. The program helped me to become aware of how intentional I need to be when I speak. And that […]

I found my thrill on Capitol Hill

Moving and shaking was privileged to advocate for Parkinson’s research on Capitol Hill as part of the Parkinson Action Network’s (PAN) biennial three-day conference, bringing together Parkinson’s advocates from across the nation. We met some amazing people and made many new friends. We spoke with congress members and their staff about supporting the Advancing Research […]

Coconut oil

Coconut oil seems to help my medication work better by reducing the off time between doses. When I don’t have the coconut oil, it seems to take my medication longer to kick in. All coconut oil, however, is not the same. The best coconut oil is the unrefined organic virgin coconut oil. Good coconut oil […]

Parkinson’s isn’t for sissies

Sleep, baby, sleep

One thing I know is that the better rested I am, the better I feel and the better my medicine works. The trouble is, when my body aches, which is whenever my medicine has stopped working, it is difficult to get comfortable and relax so I can sleep peacefully. My wife did some research to […]