Some links that may help with your Parkinson's


For people with PD, the links below may help.
These are just a few. I'll add more links as I find them, or my disease progresses.

For better sleep, see my page Suggestions for Better Sleep.
At least for me, good sleep is as important as daily exercise.

The single worst thing for PD is to sit still. Keep moving regularly throughout the day.
Exercise daily for at least an hour, and mix it up between "forced" and "mindful" exercises.
For PD-oriented exercise, go to Rock Steady, if there's one locally.
I do cardio, weights, intervals, and yoga.
In addition, I sometimes use my Flexispot stationary bike/desk at home, when watching television or reading.
Here are some links a friend sent about exercise and movement:
   PD on the move -- Alexander Tressor
   painopolis -- not really: ignore the word pain
   Keep on moving

Here are some links about balance:
   Freezing, balance, and falls (Parkinson's Foundation)
   Balance Exercises (Parkinson.Fit)
   Balance Exercises (9zest)
   Balance Exercises (Australia)
   Balance Exercises (U.K.)
   Balance Exercises (Singapore)
   Balance Exercises (India)

If you have trouble with your hands, esp. handwriting, try this daily.
From personal experience, I think that doing large numbers of wrist rolls with weights helps reduce tremors. Do them right-side-up, upside-down, sideways (in-out), and rotating.
See this link, or search Google for     pronate wrist rolls weights -golf

If you have facial masking Sherryl Klingelhofer can help. Here's another of her videos about masking.

If you have the Parkinson's stoop, try a cheap homemade harness. If you don't want to tie a knot, this is even easier.
There are a boatload of harnesses on the market, which are quite affordable. Search for "posture corrector" and "posture brace".
Also search the Internet for "how to fix rounded shoulders".
There are a lot of exercise videos for PD posture: here, here, here, and all over the web.
I also wear a phone book on my head with my arms locked behind me (hands in a handshake, shoulders back and arms straight and out behind me).
Lastly, you can put a thin metal tube (I use a 1-inch-diameter wood dowel) behind you across your back, and your elbows behind the tube to hold it in place. Looks funny, but it works.

For nutrition, a simple, short book is Michael Pollan's Food Rules.

Cognitive problems might (?) be helped by doing brain games. Here are two sites: BrainHQ and Lumosity.

American Academy of Neurology (from a friend):
   bimonthly magazine.
   covid19 and neurologic disease resource center.
   living with Parkinson's during a pandemic.




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