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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How to pick the right mask for you

Masking is something that isn’t going away. Pick a mask, or masks, that works best for you. What is the right one for you? Last week I had a post about whether masking will become a normal part of life. Although we are unlikely to be permanently masking, we are likely to have recurrent situations in which they are needed. Mass vaccination will go […]

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Facemask – the New Normal?

Will wearing a facemask become the permanent new normal, as normal as wearing a pair of glasses? I don’t think so. There will come a time when we can let down our guard and comfortably take off our masks. However, I doubt we will toss our masks away. Here’s why:

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What Happens the day you get your Vaccine? And What Happens Afterwards?

Today is the day. You’re getting vaccinated. Scientists, drug companies, government workers, volunteer subjects, distribution companies and health systems have all worked intensely for 11 months with one goal in mind: to get a life-saving vaccine to you as soon as possible. As described in my last post, distribution HAS been challenging. My mother, over 90 years old and living in California, is still waiting.

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