......and Announcements of Interest
The Parkinson's Foundation offers a hotline staffed by specialists, if you have questions about your PD .
PF Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (473-4636)
Parkinson's "Aware In Care" Hospital Bag
The Parkinson's Foundation offers an Aware in Care bag so you are "hospital ready." PD meds and their administration can be a challenge when admitted to a hospital. This kit helps you be prepared. The kit includes a PD Alert bracelet.
Local Central Coast Case Management and Equipment Reuse Program
Offered free to families with Parkinson's, Case Management services can address the challenges of every day living to improve a PWP's quality of life. The equipment reuse program includes lending of equipment as available: canes, walkers, shower chairs, benches, toilet seats, wheelchairs, scooters, and power chairs. Contact the Central Coast Quality of Life Project at (831) 330-9091or www.MSQLP.org
Exercise and PD
Exercise has neuroprotective effects for PWP. Exercise can help manage symptoms and may slow the progression of PD. The best exercise is the one you are committed to doing on a consistent basis. Dancing, boxing, pole walking, tai chi, and water aquatics all have their adherents. Most important is what YOU will do on a consistent basis.
Jeanine Yip and Bruce Belknap have compiled a comprehensive list of PD exercises and resources.
Free Parkinson's Publications from the Parkinson's Foundation
Request these publications or access them on-line.
Pilates for Parkinson's
The Peninsula Pilates Project offers a 4 week "Pilates for Parkinson's" class free of charge. Classes take place at Pilates Monterey, 533 Hartnell Street, Monterey. 831.521.4288
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Would You Like to Support Parkinson's Research?
Participate in a clinical trial to help PD research. This trial finder matches you to trails you can help with.
Resources for Poles
Jayah Paley at www.PolesForMobility.com is an excellent resource for PWP trying pole walking. Pole Walking is an excellent activity for those with PD.
Urban Poling Accelerators makes ACTIVATOR poles that were designed by a therapist.
EXERSTRIDER walking poles by Tom Rutlin are designed for fitness walking.
The Ten Signs of Parkinson's
Michael J Fox Foundation Hosts Online Webinars on Parkinson's Research
MJFF offers free live webinars on the third Thursday of every month at 9am PT. These webinars cover various aspects of living with PD and resources to keep you informed about the latest research. Archived recordings of previous webinars are offered on-demand.
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Practice SPEAKING UP:
The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation offers a free Apple App to practice voice amplitude