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There’s nothing better on a cold winter night than a steaming bowl of soup. Usually made in one pot, it’s easy clean-up and easy to double the recipe to freeze dinner for another day. Geoffrey and I . . . → Read More: 163 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – OliveNation Sales Through Parker’s Climb Benefit Team Fox
Arizona State University professor uses dance to aid Parkinson’s patients
Claudia Murphey first saw the affects of Parkinson’s disease in her father who was diagnosed with Parkinsn’s disease. Murphey has been a dance professor at Arizona State University (ASU) since 1996 and out of need to help her father, she designed six workout videos primarily focusing on stretching and dance moves to keep her father active. Now more than a year after her father’s passing, she heals from the loss by helping other Parkinson’s patients gain confidence and movement through dance.
A healing step
Murphey holds classes, called “Movement and Motion,” for . . . → Read More: 164 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Patients Dancing Their Way To A Mayo Clinic Study
A few months ago I read an article that explained why the drug companies have not invested more heavily in research and drugs to help treat, slow the progression or cure Parkinson’s disease. It does not take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon (no pun intended) to understand it comes down to a return on investment. If there is more money to be made on a cholesterol drug, a diet pill or another little blue pill, drug makers have traditionally chosen to go for product turn and profits.
Curing neurological diseases is complex to say the least or we . . . → Read More: 165 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – European Firms Partner To Develop Parkinson’s Drug
Since the launch of Parker’s Climb in July of 2010, I have written many times about the great work being done on behalf of Parkinson’s patients by (PAN) The Parkinson’s Action Network. This organization is looking out for PD patients from every angle and I hope to attend the PAN Conference in March of this year to learn from the pros how to be a more effective advocate for Parkinson’s disease.
PAN’s decision to join a class action lawsuit against Medicare is the right thing to do, and I am thankful that we have PAN looking out for patients rights . . . → Read More: 166 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Class Action Lawsuit Against Medicare
This Monday morning started in it’s usual manner – awake at about 5:30 am – finally out of bed at 6:00 am, concentrating only on getting half of a banana down with my half a bottle of Naked Juice and a side of coffee. And all of that as Lil Kili is dancing at my feet for his breakfast and a trip down the sidewalk.
Kili has not realized that Mommy does nothing without her coffee – but I am learning fast that there is nothing more important than shoveling food into our “little stomach with legs!” Perhaps our Yorkie’s . . . → Read More: 167 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Monday Morning Workout
Being the product of parents who were born and raised in the great state of Alabama, has always made me proud of my southern roots. Living in the beautiful state of Alabama after high school, attending college and working there, I really came to appreciate true southern hospitality. You just cannot live around southerners without becoming somewhat southern. It is a choice you are proud to make because it is genuine, and filled with warmth and a certain charm.
Don’t get me wrong, I was born and raised in Indiana, and I am very proud of my midwestern heritage . . . → Read More: 168 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Research In The Great State Of Alabama
Today I attended a wedding with my Mom for the daughter of her friend Zita. Michelle and Ersen, said their “I Do’s” outside under a bouganvilla covered arbor overlooking a golf course. I found that I was very emotional as the bride was escorted down the isle by her Dad Dan, as Pachelbel Cannon played in the background. As I watched Ersen smiling as Melissa got near, my eyes filled with tears and I was transformed back to the afternoon that I walked towards Geoffrey with the same song playing to say “I Do”.
Ersen and Melissa were introduced to one . . . → Read More: 169 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Like Mother, Like Daughter
I love reading good news, and I love sharing good news with the faithful readers of Parker’s Climb. The Michael J. Fox Foundation announced today that in 2010, Team Fox volunteers raised a record $3.9 million dollars for Parkinson’s disease research! To learn that Team Fox exceeded their fundraising goals in 2010 from an original goal of $3.5 million dollars, and a revised goal of $3.7 million dollars shows that people are taking a much greater interest in Parkinson’s disease, and helping to fund research towards a cure.
For many major fundraising organizations, predicting 2010 donation goals was challenging . . . → Read More: 170 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Team Fox Raises $3.9 Million In 2010
Levodopa is one of the most widely prescribed drugs on the market to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The drug has been used for the past fifty years to ease the symptoms like involuntary tremor, inability to initiate movement and rigidity that occur as a result of the loss of dopamine in the brain.
Early on Geoffrey and I read that at some point in Levodopa therapy the drug does not work as well, as if you build a resistance to the drug over a period of years. I think there are perhaps conflicting opinions on how long the . . . → Read More: 171 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Study Aims To Stop Dyskinesia In Parkinson’s Disease
There are only so many hours in the day and I am really trying to figure out how to squeeze in a little more of this, and a little more of that, into my day. While the entire northeast is buried in snow, I am longing for a snow day! What wonderful memories I have of growing up and having snow days! Oh, how I would love to be forced to stay home, wrapped in a blanket, with frost on the windows, and a big pot of chili simmering on the stove. Does that sound like a great day or . . . → Read More: 172 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Our Little Family Of Four