Pragmatic and practical insights, tips & tricks and research for people with Parkinson's Disease and caregivers, from the insiders' perspective.
Includes Gary Sharpe's inspirational video diary, demonstrating and discussing how he is progressively reducing his symptoms and improving his quality of life.
Olivia Streater Lavizzari
I spent the day reading your blog and videos -- SO profoundly MOVED AND AMAZED by what you are doing! It is incredible and wonderful. I wondered if you have the new(ish) book Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory. In the chapter on strokes by Deb Dana there is some great stuff that I think could also be applicable to PD. A lot of which you already cover in your blog; things like frozen facial expression etc. Very glad I came across and shared with my professor, who is researching use of Flamenco and Tango in dance movement therapy PD interventions.
Your site was the very first thing I read the day I came home from the neurologist with my diagnosis of PD. It gave me so much hope and inspiration that I started the very same day on program of strenuous exercise, diet, etc. I actually picked up my guitar, my one true passion, and thought I can do this. Two years latter I'm still doing it thanks to your insight, research and sharing of knowledge.
I’ve been very inspired by these posts. I have a Parkinson’s client who was in a wheelchair and who would crawl to get places. He’s now able to get up and walk to the washroom on his own. He even went out and shoveled his driveway. We are using targeted nutrition, intentional movements, red light intranasal therapy and Natural Bioenergetics to improve his life. He still has days where he goes backwards, but overall things are headed in the right direction. Many thanks for reporting on your own progress and providing information that helps others!