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Let’s Make 2023 the Year of ‘Me’

Now that we are in the first week of January, how’s your New Year’s resolution going so far? Many of us with young-onset Parkinson’s disease have already spent years caring for our families at the time we’re diagnosed. Then we must also do our best…

Stress and Drama Are a Bad Mix for Parkinson’s

It’s difficult for people, even family, to understand the serious effects of stress on someone living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). A 2021 Nature article, “Stress and mindfulness in Parkinson’s disease — a survey in 5000 patients,”  suggests that stress has “considerable and detrimental influence on quality of life…

How I Track My Biological Cycles With Parkinson’s Disease

I’ve written previously about how Parkinson’s disease (PD) “breaks” the biological clock that regulates our wake-sleep cycle, disrupting our daily routines and sleep. For me, it manifests most acutely during “off periods,” when everything in my body shuts down. As a 2020 article published in The American…

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