The Shaky Times

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March 2023 Shaky Times
Caring for Someone with Dementia
Insight Meditation
Acting Out Dreams
Exercise-Let’s Be Trendy!

February 2023 Shaky Times
Stutz – a review
Scotting’s Tips
DBS – a Personal Journey
What’s It Going to Take?

January 2023 Shaky Times
Getting Back on Track
Stem Cell Therapy
Caregiver Corner – Finding Help

December 2022 Shaky Times
Sharing with Friends and Family
Exercise and the Buddy System
Dental Health in PD
Planning for the Future

November 2022 Shaky Times
Fatigue, Sleepiness & Napping
From Pity to Compassion
Thank You, Abraham Raja
Vision Tips

October 2022 Shaky Times
Dance with Diablo Ballet
PD and Smell
Safest Way to Get Strong
John Argue’s Legacy

September 2022 Shaky Times
Posture and Parkinson’s Disease
Strength Training First!
Respite Care Grant Program
Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut?

August 2022 Shaky Times
My Relationship with Sinemet
Tricky Vision in Parkinson’s
The Power of Dance
Strengthen Your Balance

July 2022 Shaky Times 
Dehydration in Parkinson’s
Daily Core Activities
Putting Brakes on Parkinson’s Progression
Can Boxing Strike a Blow?

June 2022 Shaky Times
Apathy and Parkinson’s
Search for a Better Metaphor
What’s the Point?

May 2022 Shaky Times
Low Blood Pressure and Parkinson’s
How Are You?

April 2022 Shaky Times
Being Judgmental
Gardening Can Help You Live Well with Parkinson’s
Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire

March 2022 Shaky Times
Balancing Caregiving
Occupational Therapy
Rock Steady Boxing
The Power of Dance

February 2022 Shaky Times
Freezing and Parkinson’s
Plantar Fasciitis
Stress and Your Nervous System
Mental Health Worries

January 2022 Shaky Times
Life is Choice
The Need for Patience
Parkinson’s and Your Children
How to Improve Gait

December 2021 Shaky Times
Stress Management
Risk of Falls May Predict Swallowing Difficulty
Self-Care for Caregivers
Focused Ultrasound Treatment

November 2021 Shaky Times
Tips for Caregivers
Am I Weird, or is it Just Parkinson’s
Activities at Home
Use of Psilocybin to Treat Parkinson’s

October 2021 Shaky Times
“Off” Times in Parkinson’s
The Importance of Awareness
Nutrition and Parkinson’s
Progression of Parkinson’s
Eye Issues and Parkinson’s

September 2021 Shaky Times
Perspectives on Parkinson’s – Part 3
Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
The Catch-22 Disease
Environmental Factors:  Dangerous Chemicals
Low-frequency DBS May Help with Walking

August 2021 Shaky Times
What’s Next?
Sleep Disorders
Perspectives on Parkinson’s – Part 2
What is a Virus? – Pat VI:  Viruses and the Central Nervous System

July 2021 Shaky Times
Book Review:  Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta
What is a Virus? – Part V:  SARS-CoV-2 and  Vaccinations
Treatment Options for PD
Perspectives on Parkinson’s – Part 1

June 2021 Shaky Times
Going Hybrid
The Shining Virus
Learning Guitar and PD
Parkinson’s and Experiencing Art
My PD Story

May 2021 Shaky Times
My Days at the Oakland Museum
Viruses You May Have Known
Balance and Parkinson’s
Air Pollution and Parkinson’s
My Journey with Parkinson’s

April 2021 Shaky Times
We’re all in this Together
What is a Virus?  Part II
Ninety Years in a Nutshell
Living with Intent
Rhythmic Flow Taiko

March 2021 Shaky Times
What is a Virus Anyway?
Staying Hydrated and Parkinson’s
How Are You?

February 2021 Shaky Times
Parkinson’s, Yoga, and the Vagus Nerve
Meditation – What’s the Point?
Importance of Communication Training
Dance for Parkinson’s – Diablo Ballet

January 2021 Shaky Times
Shared Identity in a Pandemic
PNMD Coming Together over PD and COVID-19
Upcoming programs, Support groups, Exercise classes

December 2020 Shaky Times
Why You Might Want to Join a Support Group  by Mark Ouyang
Who Feels Like Dancing? by Debbie Sternbach
Caregiving and Parkinson’s

November 2020 Shaky Times
PNMD Spotlight on Sarah Talach
Speech Therapy and Parkinson’s
Events, Recommendations, and Volunteer Opportunities

October 2020 Shaky Times
PNMD Virtual Support Meetings
Keep Moving
Aaron Daley, Coordinator of the UCSF Parkinson’s Center

September 2020 Newsletter
Spotlight on Rick Stevens, PNMD President
Parkinson’s. Humor and Laughter – Part 2
Support Group Virtual Meetings

August 2020 Newsletter
Parkinson’s, Humor and Laughter
Gratitude and We Need You
Men’s and Caregivers Support Group Announcements

July 2020 Newsletter
Why Humor Matters in Parkinson’s
What is Resilience and How Do We Cultivate It?

June 2020 Newsletter
The 8 Key Elements of Resilience
Forgiveness as Applied to Parkinson’s – Part 3
PNMD Spotlight – Joan Flack

May 2020 Newsletter
May program and upcoming events
Forgiveness as Applied to Parkinson’s – Part 2
Tips for Staying Independent and Living Alone

April 2020 Newsletter
Resource Links
Forgiveness and Parkinson’s
Things to Do;  Safety Hints

March 2020 Newsletter
Exercise for Parkinson’s
Aware in Care
The Survey Says…Part 6

February 2020 Newsletter
In Memory of Dr. Lance Gershen
Cognitive Impairment and cogSMART

January 2020 Newsletter
Parkinson’s and Breathing
PMND Survey Results…Part 5

December 2019 Newsletter
A “Parkies” Toolbox
PNMD Survey Results…Part 4

November 2019 Newsletter
Dental Health and Parkinson’s
It’s Gotta be Fun!
PNMD Survey Results…Part 3
The Search for a Cure Starts with your DNA

October 2019 Newsletter
A Very Special “Thank You”
Insights from a Personal Trainer
PD Bootcamp Changes
PNMD Survey Results…Part 2

September 2019 Newsletter
Finding My Tribe
PNMD Survey Results

August 2019 Newsletter
Seven Habits for Managing PD and Life
Parkinson’s Comedy Sketch
Loss of Motivation
Parkinson’s Patients with Generalized Pain Sleep Poorly

July 2019 Newsletter
PD – Changes and Freedom
Making Assumptions About Symptoms
Is Vacation Even Possible for a Caregiver?

June 2019 Newsletter
Stress, Your Nervous System & Your Symptoms
It’s Not Just the Parkinson’s Disease
Jackie Bardsley’s Memorial Service

May 2019 Newsletter
Poker Tournament
PNMD Men’s Support Group
Reclaiming Your Life

April 2019 Newsletter
Kindness Matters
Anticipatory Grief
Rock Steady Boxing in the Tri-Valley?
Parkinson’s Moving Day

March 2019 Newsletter
How You Exercise Makes the Difference
Is Parkinson’s A Bully?
PD Bootcamp

February 2019 Newsletter
Meditation and Parkinson’s Disease
Deny It – Embrace It – OR??
Alexander Technique Class

January 2019 Newsletter
What’s the Good News?
Rumination Revisited
PD Boot Camp Dublin

December 2018 Newsletter
Finding Your Balance
How to Get Through the Cold of Winter
Low Blood Pressure?  Is It Dangerous?

November 2018 Newsletter
Letter of Appreciation to Carol Fisher
Introducing Jody Barry
Mindfulness is Your Best Friend
The Doctor Becomes a Patient

October 2018 Newsletter
Allan and Margy Hansell, A Remembrance
The Elephant in the Room
Am I Weird or Is It Just Parkinson’s?
The Day Having Parkinson’s Was Cool
Parkinson’s, A Balancing Act

September 2018 Newsletter
Ideas and Strategies for Handling  Worsening Symptoms
I Am Lucky
Dealing With Depression
Still, a Poem

August 2018 Newsletter
Supporting Your Nervous System
“You Don’t Look Sick”
Ninety Years in a Nutshell
Call for Contributions

July 2018 Newsletter
What is Self-Compassion and Why is it Useful?
Parkinson’s Can Cause an Unusual Breathing Issue
The First Few Minutes
I Do, Too

June 2018 Newsletter
Living and Dying with Grace and Dignity
The Hierarchy of Pain and Parkinson’s
Lightening Struck Her Home

May 2018 Newsletter
Parkinson’s Treatments and Dental Care
3 Ways to Address Your Stress
How to Treat Fainting

April 2018 Newsletter
Electrical-pulse Brain Stimulation
Improves Parkinson’s Patients’ Mid-step Freezing
Having an Attitude of Gratitude
Vitamin B12 Supplement

March 2018 PNMD Newsletter
Carol Fisher:  Do You Feel Apathetic?
Caffeine As A Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease
Shedding A Tear May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

February 2018 PNMD Newsletter
Carol Fisher on Depression and Anxiety – Exercise Eases Symptoms
Gut-Brain Axis and Neurodegenerative Disorders
February Meeting Speakers
2018 Annual Dues Reminder

January 2018 PNMD Newsletter
Carol Fisher on relationships between Parkinson’s patients and caregivers
Book and handout recommendations in the library
Member Profiles spotlights Cindy Gershen
How laser equipped shoes may help in walking