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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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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