Abbyann recommends the life inspiring book “Gone” by Linda Olson. We are reaching out to her to see if she’d be willing to speak to our group.
Ann Harwell shared a slideshow of her beautiful quilts. The titles had been added and Ann narrated, adding considerably to the presentation. It is amazing that she has been able to continue her intricate work despite her PD tremor. Ann has been able to use her tremor in a positive manner to create exquisite artwork.
Parky Artists. It turns out that we have a number of artists among the group. Ross, a published poet, has read some of his work. There are plans for more as we move along. If you are willing to share your talents with the group, let me know.
Injuries, soreness, and exercising. An injury or soreness that is short-term, unrelated to PD, and hurts when you exercise, might benefit from a rest. However, issues related to PD may not get better. Talk with your care team and considering your PD symptoms, develop a plan that will work moving forward.
A participant mentioned that she had been taking PD medication for over a month and nothing works. The only thing that helped at all was compression stockings. The sentiment of the group was it was time for her to go back to her MDS.
Pain management doctor/specialist is another resource that you might want to consider adding to your wellness team.
Neuropathy is a common issue that can accompany PD and affects all populations.
A participant provided information about the Pico armchair. It is very easy to get in and out of, particularly at the beach. It packs up into a small-ish bag and it’s great if you need to be sure you’re able to sit down while being out and about. CLICK HERE for a link to the chair on Amazon.
We discussed driving and Parkinson’s and noted that your neurologist my require you to take a driving test. PCLA recently presented a driving and Parkinson’s program by Arik Johnson, PSYD. It can be found on their YouTube channel or CLICK HERE.
Compression stockings were mentioned as a way to reduce drops in blood pressure. A participant has found that wearing them has helped a great deal. You can find a roll compression bandages that were recommended by a participant byCLICKING HERE.