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How Has Parkinson's Affected Your Sleep?

How Has Parkinson's Affected Your Sleep?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thanks for all the hugs and for sharing some good Information on better sleep.

posted 3 months ago

Looking Back, When Do You Think Your First Parkinson’s Symptoms Started? What Were They?

Looking Back, When Do You Think Your First Parkinson’s Symptoms Started? What Were They?

When did you first become aware that something wasn't right? Looking back what were your first symptoms?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My mom and dad were visiting and my mom asked why do I sit on my hands, I never noticed I did that. Then as time went on I got so stiff dragging both legs no swing in either arm, just walking up the… read more

posted 6 days ago

Have You Discovered Any ‘life Hacks’ That Make Your Day To Day Living With Parkinson’s Any Easier?

Have You Discovered Any ‘life Hacks’ That Make Your Day To Day Living With Parkinson’s Any Easier?

What are the best tips of simple things you were able to do, or adjustments that you were able to make, that helped make an everyday task easier?

(A life hack is something small that you do to make life easier, for example using liquid soap so you don’t drop bar soap, or putting a satin sheet on your bed to make it easier to turn over.)

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I switched to only front-hook bras a long time ago...so much easier!

posted 3 days ago

How Does The Time Of Day Affect A Person With Parkinson's?

How Does The Time Of Day Affect A Person With Parkinson's?

What is 'sundowning'?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

When a person sundowns it means they get confused and appear as though they have dementia. During the day time, they’re fine. This is seen in many older folks. I never thought of it as an indication… read more

posted 3 months ago

What Types Of Physical Activities Help Alleviate Your Symptoms?

What Types Of Physical Activities Help Alleviate Your Symptoms?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member - we had a perfectly good shoppig mall razed to the ground. I don't get it ?

posted 7 months ago

What Do You Wish Your Partner Understood About What Living With Parkinson's Is Like?

What Do You Wish Your Partner Understood About What Living With Parkinson's Is Like?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Your wife is amazing. My husband of 30 years is my rock. i wouldn't know how to get by daily if it wasn't for him and his support.

posted 4 months ago
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