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Strategies to Combat Freezing in Parkinson’s Patients

“Freezing” is when an individual suddenly feels like they’re glued to the ground. Parkinson’s disease patients often experience freezing during the late stages of the disease. It can occur while the person is in motion or after they’ve been stationary and then attempt to move. It’s associated with complicated…

Time to Rediscover Dance and Music

“The music and movement started, I was filled with great joy. I was able to take the whole class and walked out feeling accomplished, encouraged with that passion for dance rekindled. Seeing the class participants enjoy music and movement and benefit from it was so thrilling. I saw…

Vulnerable, but Not Alone

“People who know me know I’m strong, but I’m vulnerable.” — Catherine Deneuve Oxford Dictionaries define vulnerability as: “The quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Recently, I felt a level of extreme vulnerability that I…

Finding the Little Surprises in Life

My youngest grandson is 4. He loves to do whatever we’re doing, whether it’s cooking with Grandpa, changing the oil in his dad’s truck, or planting seeds in the garden with me, Grammy.  When he comes into the house, he almost immediately climbs onto the bar stool, ready to…