Nutrition That Affects Our Lives

If we are really serious about controlling our Parkinson's symptoms, we are very deliberate about eating well. Our level of nutrition affects the quality of our lives. For some of us, balancing a diet and meeting our special needs may be a bit tricky without proper management. In this chapter, I want to share with you the aspects of nutrition that are unique to people with Parkinson's and some techniques for assuring that our bodies get what they really need. The first thing we have to remember...

Medications and Therapies

Life is short, the art of medicine long, timing is exact, experience When I think of medications that treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, I picture in my mind a time line with Sinemet as the focal point. Other medications fall into categories of Before Sine-met or After Sinemet. Most of our knowledge about the treatment of Parkinson's has been gained since the 1970s. It is important for people to understand the different types of medication that are used to treat Parkinson's disease and...

Relationships with Our Adult Children

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, You may house their bodies, but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow which you cannot visit. . . . You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Whenever I am ill, even at my age, the person I still yearn for is my mother. She is the one who could always make me feel better, just by the touch of her hand, the way she expressed her concern, and the special things she cooked she is the one...