Parkinson's Information Boards

As a Digital Media expert, I have always found value in Pinterest as a medium for collecting and curating information on specific topics. Pinterest boards can be thought of as sections of a library. So when we started the Out-Thinking Parkinson's project, I had in mind that this would be a very useful way to start building information resources and I've been doing in the background. These boards are now reaching a state of maturity and I'm sure they will be useful to others. So in this part of our resources section, I wanted to both highlight and share this work.

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A Framework for Independence and Improved Sleep

Last week, I was contacted by Joe Vosters about his company’s product “Friendly Beds", an innovation designed to assist people with bed mobility problems, including Parkinson’s. The arrival of Joe's email was very timely: quality of sleep is a subject which Deb and I happen to be focused on and prioritizing right now. The critical importance of good sleep with Parkinson’s - and the significant barriers to achieving this - are issues which many people have already asked us to look into. Deb, our Director of Wellness Research, has now uncovered a body of scientific literature which points to the disastrous way broken sleep patterns – disruption of what is called the Circadian rhythm - aggravates Parkinson’s symptoms. We will be writing about this in our articles section, covering how poor sleep has affected me and what we have done to ensure my sleep is now much better.

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