Vaccinated and Invited – What to do?

What are our lives like after vaccination? Are things back to normal? A friend of mine who is a nurse mentioned a recent invitation to have dinner with some members of her family. She and her husband are fully vaccinated and relatively protected from Covid. As has been true for many people, it has been a rough year for her with a lot of […]

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Doing Your Best When Things Happen in Life

What is it like to live with Parkinson’s Disease and how does a person develop the resilience to keep on going when facing a major disease? Russ and Tommy had answers for me. Russ leads a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and gave the practical answer that “a person has to do what a person has to do.” That takes courage. Tommy, who we featured […]

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Parkinson’s Disease: Keep Moving!!

“Use it or lose it” is the most important message I can give about maintaining physical capacity. This is particularly true for frail patients. Many doctors don’t talk about physical activity enough. In some cases exercise has more value than pills and in most cases it is something that should be done in addition to medicines. Last week I mentioned that the only thing […]

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Parkinson’s Disease and COVID-19

I was surprised to be invited to give a talk to a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. I’m not an expert on Parkinson’s Disease. My areas of expertise as a geriatrician are cognitive impairment, frailty, and caregiving. However, the group wanted a presentation about Parkinson’s Disease and COVID-19. In addition, as luck would have it, I recently attended a detailed Parkinson’s Disease lecture and had […]

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