National organizations with resources for people with Parkinson’s
Davis Phinney Foundation – quality of life, especially exercise and diet related
Michael J Fox Foundation – research and clinical studies
Parkinson’s Foundation – quality of life, recently added to their research agenda
The Breather is the first drug-free device for those who suffer from shortness of breath, speech and swallowing difficulties, and other respiratory issues resulting in respiratory muscle weakness. Strengthen respiratory muscles, reduce shortness of breath, and promote safer swallowing. Patrick tried it and said it works.
Spinal Cord Stimulation the use of spinal stimulation may help if you suffer chronic back, leg, or arm pain and have not found relief with other therapies. A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) device is surgically placed under your skin. This small device, similar to a pacemaker, delivers electrical pulses to the spinal cord. Spinal cord stimulation therapy masks pain signals before they reach the brain. It helps people better manage their chronic pain and reduce their use of opioid medications.
The yoga instructor is moving to Spain. Patrick will decide what to do about the classes.