moving and shaking blog

Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s Disease

Taken from Cognitive impairment, disturbance of memory, thinking and/or language abilities, is a non-motor symptom that can be associated with Parkinson’s. Cognitive disturbances can arise at any time in the course of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and vary widely in severity. Some people don’t experience any problems; others have subtle changes only detectable on formal […]

Nine ways to build emotional strength

There may come a time in your life when your emotions have been depleted, and you need to find ways to recharge yourself so you can continue to lead a good life. When you are emotionally exhausted, it is difficult to get anything done. Here are some tips to help you reenergize your emotional being. […]

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best (this is helpful for PD patients)

Included seven times in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Diets’ By Nancy DiFiore January 5, 2016 A diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked the easiest diet to follow and the second best overall diet (tying in both categories) for 2016 by U.S. News & World […]

My new tags

        I hope this inspires you as much as it does me.

The outlook for people with Parkinson’s disease is improving

Brought into the limelight by actor Michael J. Fox, Parkinson’s disease affects the body’s ability to control movement. The most prominent signs of Parkinson’s disease result from damage to brain cells that produce a neurochemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps people have smooth, coordinated muscle movements by relaying messages to the parts of the brain that control these […]

Fava bean powder

I think fava bean powder helps to make my carbidopa/levodopa medication work better. I first heard about what fava beans can do for Parkinson’s suffers in November 2016 from a Facebook post about “AtreMorine”.  The page was called “Live better Parkinson’s”.  The story was about a Spanish research team that found two major keys of […]

Check your meds

I took a good look at the medication I was taking and, to my surprise, I realized I’m not given the same medication each time a prescription gets filled.  I take four medications to provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the main ingredients in three of them is carbidopa and levodopa.  The fourth prescription […]