Your Voice – from our Parkinson’s Community

Your Voice

Your Voice showcases articles submitted to the Parkinson Center by professionals in the Parkinson’s community. When we are passed on informative articles or experiences, we will post it here!

Resources

  • Know the Signs – Is Parkinson’s Progressing?

    Know the Signs to Help Understand If Parkinson’s May Be Progressing — Increased motor fluctuations may be a reality for people as their Parkinson’s disease progresses.

    More “Off” Time, Less “On” Time

    As Parkinson’s disease progresses it may be harder and harder to control motor symptoms. You may notice more periods of slowness, stiffness and impaired mobility when medication is not working optimally (known as “off” times) and decreased time, when medicine is providing benefit ... Read more...

  • Parkinson’s Disease Infographic

    Rebecca, a registered nurse, emailed us:

    “… I can see that this topic does matter to your readers and that is why I am contacting you. Did you know that April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month? Because of this, I decided to put together an infographic about PD as well as write a detailed overview about the disease, that affects more than 11 million people worldwide.

    You can see my article and infographic here – ... Read more...

The Voice of PD

  • Shaking Up Awareness – Essential Tremors

     

    My head started shaking at 11. I was diagnosed with Essential Tremors (ET) at 13; I am now 25. Growing up with ET has not been the easiest journey to say the least. Simple activities like eating, studying, dressing and watching TV have become strenuous and painful. My tremors, which started at my head, have spread into my vocal chords, down to my shoulders, hands, and legs.

    I receive regular Botox injections in my ... Read more...

  • Feet to the Fire Writer’s Workshop

    Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops is happy to be able to offer a 6-week workshop at the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, beginning on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

    Designed to engage members in  cognitive-rich prompted writing exercises each week, Feet to the Fire offers a perfect learning opportunity to spark memory and capture your authentic stories.

    Writing is one of the most expressive art forms and for people it’s a wonderful way to access ... Read more...

  • Tony Garrett – Evansville

    Tony began having tremors in his 20’s.  He had his suspicions but didn’t secure a diagnosis until more than a decade later — Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, or YOPD.  Tony and his family had so many questions but even after multiple trips to Vanderbilt University hoping for answers, Vanderbilt could not give Tony the answers he needed.

    Tony started a website to help everyone – from those just diagnosed to those who have suffered ... Read more...

  • The Greatest – written by John Baumann

    As Muhammad Ali was (in)famous for saying, “I am the Greatest.” Pretty bold statement from definitely a bold individual. And he did not limit it to boxing.

    As to being born “the greatest,” I imagine that he would have said that he had the raw talent inside him, but he definitely needed to learn the skill of boxing.

    Ali fought in the amateur ranks for 105 fights (100 – 5). He had paid the price ... Read more...