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Zen and the art of Parkinson’s self-management

First off, let me say I am not a Zen monk, nor have I been formally trained in Zen practices. It’s a lifestyle that started during my undergraduate college days with the reading of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” Since then, I’ve been studying and practicing regularly,…

What happens when the caregiver needs care?

So what exactly happens when a full-time caregiver gets sick? Needs to take a well-needed day off? Can’t perform the necessary tasks of caregiving? As full-time caregivers, some crazy questions run through our minds. For example, how will my husband, Arman, who was diagnosed in 2009 with…

When Parkinson’s triggers throw my body and mind off balance

Anything that causes the body or mind to be off balance, shifted away from its baseline state of homeostasis, will create problems. This is especially true with Parkinson’s disease. As I move deeper into midstage Parkinson’s, the experience of being off balance is more intense and lasts longer,…